Across California, hydroelectric power production has been dramatically reduced. A four-year drought fueled by a lack of snow and rain fall has dried up reservoirs and lake basins that once fueled hydroelectric production facilities. Now, many of these facilities are scrambling to utilize solar and wind power.
High temperatures this summer have not helped. In early July, California residents were asked to conserve electricity by turning off appliances and minimizing air conditioner use.
Read more here: Drought is killing California’s hydroelectric power. Can solar make up the difference?