Newsom administration accountable for Hyatt Power Plant shutdown
- Aug 12, 2021 7:18 pm GMT
Hyatt can make up to 900 megawatts and typically produces 450 megawatts of power, enough to power 800,000 homes.
However, said LaMalfa, because of low water levels, only 10 megawatts had been produced in recent weeks and last Friday the power plant went offline as the lake's water level sank to one of the lowest levels on record.
According to LaMalfa's office, throughout the winter and spring, the state let water out of the lake, ignoring the a drought. "The government has used our water for its pet projects like the delta smelt, a fish no one has found a single one of in over three years. Yet families and farms have seen dramatic cutbacks in their water availability. Mismanagement of our water means we lose 450 megawatts of power, recreation, drinking water, water for farms and water for fall run salmon," LaMalfa added. "Everybody loses because of the states wasteful management."
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