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California hydroelectric plant shut as water level drops

Aug. 05, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Drought-stricken California on Thursday shut down one of its largest hydroelectric plants because there's not enough water to power it. The six-turbine Edward Hyatt Power Plant was taken off-line after the water level in the Oroville Dam...

Governor asks Californians to voluntarily cut water use

Jul. 08, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked people and businesses in the nation's most populous state to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% as the Western United States weathers a drought that is rapidly emptying reservoirs relied on for agriculture,...