Public Affairs & Publications

The Office of Public Affairs and Publications, in the Division of University Advancement, is dedicated to telling Chico State story through a variety of mediums.

We also serve as a resource to the rest of CSU, Chico in creating and distributing effective communications. To learn more about how to create your own e-newsletters, news releases, social media sites, and more, see our University Publication Guide.

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Ongoing Incident with the Oroville Dam

The controlled spillway for the Oroville Dam, south of Chico, experienced damage during the week of Feb. 6-12, resulting in the use of the emergency auxiliary spillway. On Feb. 12 at approximately 4 p.m., based on information received from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the incident command team managing Lake Oroville, counties and cities near Lake Oroville and the surrounding area issued evacuation orders for residents. The concern is that erosion at the head of the auxiliary spillway threatens to undermine the concrete weir and allow large, uncontrolled releases of water from Lake Oroville. Those potential flows could exceed the capacity of downstream channels.

While the California State University, Chico campus and the city of Chico are not within the affected area, we are closely monitoring the situation and seek to provide support to our community.