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Washington Drought Impacting Commitment to Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions

From: Seattle Times, August 7, 2023

As drought settled in over the Pacific Northwest this year, some electric utility managers did something unusual: They looked to California for hydropower.

While the Golden State’s reservoirs retained an abundant supply of water after an abnormally wet winter, in Washington, the nation’s leading producer of hydropower, some systems saw less water than expected.

The hydropower variability this year represents one example of the changes the country can expect in a warming world, according to a new report from Stanford researchers.

Read more at The Seattle Times


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