Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hydro Power Forecasts Improve in the West

The Pacific Northwest, single largest source of the nation's hydropower, has seen a steadily improving streamflow forecast, which now sits at a season high 110.5% of normal.

Drought conditions persist in California, as is widely expected.  But California doesn't have nearly the hydro capacity of the Northwest.  Currently the snowpack in the Sierras sits at 12% of normal for this date.