In this January 2014 photo, a sparse amount of snowfall surrounds the Union Valley powerhouse at the base of the Union Valley dam in El Dorado County. The drought is reducing hydroelectric supplies, which usually provide about 15 percent of the state’s total, forcing utilities to find alternative sources.
In this January 2014 photo, a sparse amount of snowfall surrounds the Union Valley powerhouse at the base of the Union Valley dam in El Dorado County. The drought is reducing hydroelectric supplies, which usually provide about 15 percent of the state’s total, forcing utilities to find alternative sources. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
In this January 2014 photo, a sparse amount of snowfall surrounds the Union Valley powerhouse at the base of the Union Valley dam in El Dorado County. The drought is reducing hydroelectric supplies, which usually provide about 15 percent of the state’s total, forcing utilities to find alternative sources. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

California’s hydro power dries up as drought worsens; utility customers paying more

March 27, 2015 12:30 PM

UPDATED March 28, 2015 11:48 PM

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