Lake Oroville hydroelectric power plant remains offline, but could resume in December

The hydroelectric power plant at Lake Oroville that was shut down due to low water levels from the drought could power back on if lake elevation allows, according to the California Department of Water Resources. This announcement comes after the winter storm that brought several inches of rain to Northern California over the weekend. The lake rose about 20 feet, but even with the surge in runoff, the power plant remains offline. Officials with the department said demand for electricity is low right now, and there’s still maintenance on the plant. Once that’s done, Oroville could start generating power by December.

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