The Butte County Sheriff's Office places a temporary flight ban for private drones around the Oroville Dam complex. The Sheriff's Office says the closure has been ordered to ensure that unauthorized drones do not interfere with the ongoing efforts of crews working on the damaged emergency spillway and the disabled powerhouse. A violation of the order constitutes a misdemeanor. Anyone caught operating an unauthorized drone will be arrested. The drone will also be confiscated and the operator will be prosecuted. According to a press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office, the ban will remain in effect until May 13th of this year.