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It Just Got Easier To Find Your Evacuation Route In An Oroville Dam Emergency


Sutter County Development Services staff, which created the Sutter County Oroville Dam Emergency Evacuation map, has made it easier to find your evacuation route in the event of a future problem with the spillway or the dam that requires evacuation.

A field has been added to the map that allows individuals to look up evacuation routes for specific addresses in Sutter County, including the incorporated cities of Yuba City and Live Oak. View the searchable Oroville Dam Emergency Evacuation Route Map for Sutter County.

Depicted in the map are the intended evacuation routes for an emergency involving Oroville Dam only. Evacuation routes are subject to change depending on actual conditions at the time of the evacuation.

Note that this map does not depict evacuation routes for any other emergency, including a potential or actual levee failure when local roads and highways can be flooded or threatened. Evacuation routes will be determined at the time of the emergency based on what roads are available.

A searchable map as well as a PDF download of the Oroville Dam Flood Evacuation Route Map for Sutter County are linked below. This map was originally designed to be 3 feet by 4 feet. To see detail, please zoom in while viewing the map.

Evacuation Feedback Forum Responses


On March 14, 2017, a forum for residents of Sutter and Yuba counties was conducted at the Veterans Hall in Yuba City to allow questions and concerns about the circumstances which led to the no-notice evacuation of Butte, Yuba, and Sutter counties as a result of the threat of a catastrophic failure of the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, and the manner in which the evacuation was conducted. In addition to the forum, Sutter County has received feedback through email, an online survey, and written surveys turned into the Community Memorial Museum and the Sutter County Library.

The Advisory Evacuation Has Been Lifted (Friday, March 24, 2017)

The Advisory Evacuation has been lifted for the Meridian and Robbins basins, County Administrative Officer Scott Mitnick announced this afternoon. River levels and levee conditions are such that there is no need for an advisory evacuation notice any longer. However, residents in all basins in Sutter County are reminded that there is plenty of the rainy season left and snow levels in the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges are above normal. Conditions could change quickly.

Oroville Dam Spillway Evacuation Feedback Session


Additional Information


For more information:

If an evacuation is necessary we will notify the public:

You can prepare for an evacuation by filling your car with gasoline, prepare a "go bag" that includes medications and important legal documents, and pay attention to local media. More information is available at

Current river conditions can be tracked at

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