Assemblyman James Gallagher and his team are conducting a survey about the Oroville spillway crisis this past winter and are asking Yuba-Sutter residents to provide feedback on how they were impacted.

Gallagher’s office will be mailing registered voters in the evacuated areas a survey with the hopes of gathering “input concerning the restoration and safety of their communities,” according to a press release. 

“Please take the opportunity to participate in this survey so that we can help structure how to keep our families and our neighborhoods safe from future disasters,” Gallagher said, in a press release. “Your input is extremely important in this recovery process, and so I encourage all residents to voice their opinions.” 

The survey’s results will be shared with the Department of Water Resources, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the state water contractors who finance the operations and maintenance of the Lake Oroville facilities, as well as the public. 

The survey asks questions regarding Lake Oroville releases, relicensing, what respondents are most concerned about, how the evacuation affected residents, and who should be financially responsible for the emergency and reconstruction efforts, among other things. 

A link to a digital copy of the survey can also be found on Gallagher’s Facebook page, or at

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