PG&E strategically manages water to prepare for Summer

May 20, 2015 9:09 PM

PG&E finished a number of snow surveys up and down the state. Officials now know how much runoff water they can use to produce hydroelectric power this Spring and Summer . Snow pack is 2% of normal for the state, but on the other hand rainfall is 69% of normal which is better than last year. PG&E Spokesperson Paul Moreno says less runoff water from our mountains forces them to plan ahead and manage how they will make hydro-electric power.

"We are not going to get the usual runoff we do from snow melt." says Moreno "We have been managing very wisely, by producing less in the Spring time so we can save that water for the Summer periods."

He says PG&E is always working on other sources of energy to fill the hydroelectric gap. Although they are able to manage the runoff officials still urge everyone to conserve as much as possible through the drought.


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