Oroville Dam Emergency Siren Test Today

Jun 2, 2017

An emergency siren will wail in Oroville at noon today, the first of what officials say will be monthly tests.

The haunting sound will blast for less than a minute according to the Department of Water Resources.

The new siren is meant to warn construction workers of an on-site emergency. The old system was destroyed during February’s near disaster. Monthly tests have been scheduled for noon on the first Friday of each month.