"We've began incremental reduction of outflow through the Oroville flood control spillway. Flows reduced to 95,000 cfs with incremental reductions to follow in order to allow removal of debris and sediment from the diversion pool.
This reduced outflow still provides for the reduction of reservoir levels within the timeframes prescribed by the DWR.
These actions are consistent with typical reductions in water flow encountered when head pressures behind flood control spillway gates are reduced as reservoir levels fall."
-California Department of Water Resources