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June is the Start of Fire Season
July 11, 2017

June is the start of fire season, which typically extends into October. California's climate dries out during the summer, especially in lower elevations where temperatures continue to rise and vegetation turns into fuel sources for fast-moving flames. Increasing heat and more frequent drought will likely make summer fires more common. Please see the attached flyers for tips and reminders on how handle exposure to wildfire smoke. County officials will continue to monitor air quality in Sutter County and provide updates as needed. For current information, go to the Feather River Air Quality Management District at or check the Sutter County and Sutter County Public Health Facebook pages.

It Just Got Easier To Find Your Evacuation Route In An Oroville Dam Emergency
June 05, 2017

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
April 25, 2017

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.