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.
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.
Below are responses to many of the concerns and questions expressed at the forum and in the email responses and the surveys. They are broken out into responses from Sutter County, responses from the City of Yuba City, responses from State representatives Senator Jim Nielsen and Assemblyman James Gallagher, and responses from Yuba County.