Lake Oroville, part of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, is one of the most prominent features in Northern California. From the diverse wildlife that inhabit the region, to the many recreational activities in the area, the unique aspects of this lake make it a popular destination year-round.
Lake Oroville stores winter and spring runoff released into the Feather River, which adds to the diversity of the lake as well as meeting the needs of the State Water Project. The State Water Project is one of the largest water and power systems in the world. The system includes 17 pumping plants, 32 storage facilities (mainly reservoirs and lakes), 5 hydroelectric power plants, 3 pumping-generating plants, and more than 660 miles of canals, tunnels, and pipelines.
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• Lake Oroville, California •
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Oroville is identified by both the North and South Forebays of the lake. The North Forebay is reserved for non-motorized use only, such as sailing and windsurfing, and also serves as a popular bass fishing destination, hosting several fishing tournaments each year. The South Forebay of the lake is used by speed boats, personal watercraft and hydroplanes which makes for a perfect location of a variety of water sports.
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