Monday, February 13, 2017
Community Update: Oroville Dam Spillway and Helpful Community Resources 
Dear Washington Unified Families and Staff,  

We want to make you aware of the latest information available regarding the spillway at Oroville Dam and the surrounding water levels throughout the Sacramento region. Our school district is working in close collaboration with the City of West Sacramento and local emergency personnel to ensure the continued safety of our schools and community.

Earlier today the City of West Sacramento issued an Oroville Dam Update stating that water is no longer flowing over the spillway at Oroville Dam and levels have dropped by about 30 feet as state water officials work to make room in Lake Oroville before the next storm Wednesday night.

There are NO evacuations for the City of West Sacramento and there is NO current threat to the community.

The Sacramento River is well within its banks in our region. Reclamation District 900 crews have been inspecting West Sacramento levees 24/7 and report no issues.

West Sacramento Fire and Emergency services personnel continue to monitor the situation, and will update the public if anything changes.

To receive the quickest and most accurate updates please sign up for emergency alerts through This is a state of the art community notification system alerting residents about emergency events and other important public safety information. This system enables local and county safety agencies to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations.

For additional information on general preparedness actions, the City of West Sacramento has created several preparedness brochures and documents that can be found on the West Sacramento Fire Department webpage. More winter weather safety information available here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this stressful time. Please be assured that the safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. We will continue to keep you updated with any developments regarding this situation.

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