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Oroville Dam Flood Evacuation Route Map


This is a PDF of the Oroville Dam Flood Evacuation Route Map for Sutter County. This map was originally designed to be 3 feet by 4 feet. To see detail, please zoom in.

This map was created by the County of Sutter to augment evacuation maps created by the City of Yuba City, and the maps have been reviewed by the Yuba City Police Department, the Sutter County Sheriff's Office, and the California Highway Patrol.

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

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.

Evacuation Feedback Forum Responses


On March 14, 2017, three hundred people attended an Evacuation Feedback Forum conducted at the Sutter County Veterans Hall. In addition, Sutter County has been collecting feedback through an online survey, at the museum and library, and through the published email address:

Dozens of questions and comments were collected at the feedback forum and through the online survey. Sutter County, along with other participating jurisdictions, promised to respond to the questions and comments.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management ( The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for planning, response and recovery activities associated with natural and man-made emergencies and disasters throughout the County and coordination of those activities with Local Agencies, California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

On this page you will find links to information that will help you prepare for an emergency in Sutter County. The information that you can access from this webpage is some of the information that the Office of Emergency Management uses to prepare and respond to an emergency.

I hope you find this webpage helpful and informative.

If you have comments or any feedback, please send a message or drop a note. My contact information is located at the end of this page.

Thank you,

Emergency Operations Manager.
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Sutter County Drought Information

Sutter County, like the rest of California, is in the fourth year of extreme drought. The Board of Supervisors has declared a state of local emergency and is asking residents and business to voluntarily cut back on water use by 20 percent. A Sutter County Drought Task Force has been formed to monitor the situation, advocate conservation, and prepare for response to developments.

2014 Drought Surveys—Business And Residential


Sign up for Alerts from the County of Sutter, CA Office of Emergency Management


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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

The purpose of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is to assess risk to natural hazards, implement actions to reduce future losses, and maintain eligibility for federal mitigation funds in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Partners with the County in this planning effort include the Cities of Live Oak and Yuba City and several special districts. Another benefit of this Mitigation Planning Update process is to enhance the floodplain management practice of the cities and county which can help reduce the costs of flood insurance to residents of Sutter County, Yuba City and Live Oak through participation in FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS).

For more information on this process, visit the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan link below.

2011 Spring Storms After Action Report


Emergency Operations Plan

The Basic Plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on October 25, 2011. The updated plan was approved in January of 2015.

Basic Plan

Contact Information

1160 Civic Center Blvd., Suite A
Yuba City, CA  95993
Phone Number:
(530) 822-4575