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California hydropower plant forced to shut down as water levels fall at Lake Oroville

  • Aug 6, 2021

The decision to shut down the Edward Hyatt Power Plant at Lake Oroville — the state’s second-largest reservoir — comes after drought and heat exacerbated by the climate crisis caused lake water levels to plunge to all-time lows. “This is just one of many unprecedented impacts we are experiencing in California as a result of our climate-induced drought,” California Department of Water Resources ...

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