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Drought depletes dam energy production

Drought depletes dam energy production

Yessenia Funes

March 1, 2014


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The ongoing drought has kept Lake Oroville nearly 20 percent below its average capacity for this time, according to the Department of Water Resources' website, causing its power plant to produce only half the electricity it should be. People don't use much power during the winter, so this ener...

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Ranchers sell animals to survive drought

Yessenia Funes

February 18, 2014


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Because of persistent drought conditions, local ranchers have been selling parts of their animal herds to reduce the number of mouths to feed. The animals need grass to eat, but the drought has kept grass from growing, said Christine Hantelman, co-owner of Wookey Ranch. The ranchers protect their land by sell...

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