State investigators concluded that Pacific Gas & Electric’s electric wires ignited last year’s massive Dixie Fire, which went on to burn almost one million acres. Over its 104 days, the fire killed one person and destroyed more than 1,300 homes and other structures. CalFire’s finding that the blaze “was caused by a tree contacting […]
A blowout in 2017 of the spillway below the highest dam in the U.S., the Oroville Dam on the Feather River, that forced the evacuation of 180,000 people led the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to adopt rules this week to increase dam safety across the country. Independent consultants are to perform in-depth inspections at […]
It looks as though the long-awaited environmental impact analysis for a historic removal of four large dams on the Klamath River will come in January. That will be a milestone. After more than two decades of struggle, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s draft impact assessment will be the final hurdle to their removal, […]
Warnings about diminished hydropower because of the ongoing drought in California become a reality. On Thursday, a state official announces the shutdown of the 750 MWHyatt Powerplant because of the lack of flow from Oroville Lake to feed it.