In 2021, electricity production by hydropower plants across the U.S. will reduce by 14% compared to 2020 levels. This is due to the extreme drought conditions affecting western states. The U.S. Energy Information Administration stated in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) that the drought will significantly affect water levels, causing some rivers to dry. States such as California and those in the Pacific Northwest, which are major contributors to U.S.

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  • Hydropower decline adds strain to power grids in drought | Charlotte Observer
    U.S. hydropower generation is forecast to drop 14% this year compared with 2020 as drought grips vast areas of the West.
    10/10/2021 - 2:19 am | View Link
  • Hydropower decline adds strain to power grids in drought
    U.S. hydropower generation is forecast to drop 14% this year compared with 2020 as drought grips vast areas of the West.
    10/10/2021 - 2:09 am | View Link
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  • Inside Clean Energy: Drought is Causing U.S. Hydropower to Have a Rough Year. Is This a Sign of a Long-Term Shift?
    When something reliable begins to look shaky, we should take notice. That’s what’s happening for hydroelectric power in much of the West, where severe drought has led to low water levels in the rivers ...
    10/7/2021 - 2:00 am | View Link
  • Severe droughts cause 14% drop in US hydropower generation
    In 2021, electricity production by hydropower plants across the U.S ... And the situation may get worse as droughts continue. After record-breaking heatwaves hit major areas of the Columbia ...
    09/24/2021 - 5:30 am | View Link
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  • Droughts shrink hydropower, pose risk to global push to ...
    Severe droughts are drying up rivers and reservoirs vital for the production of zero-emissions hydropower in several countries around the globe, in some cases leading governments to rely more ...
    10/17/2021 - 3:41 pm | View Website
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    Surface runoff is water, from rain, snowmelt, or other sources, that flows over the land surface, and is a major component of the water cycle. Runoff that occurs on surfaces before reaching a ...
    10/17/2021 - 3:52 am | View Website
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    10/17/2021 - 2:12 am | View Website
  • | U.S. Drought Monitor
    No two states experience the same set of impacts during a drought. We developed tables of impacts reported during past droughts in each state for each level of drought on the U.S. Drought Monitor. These state-specific possible impacts complement the general, national possible impacts column of the U.S. Drought Monitor Classification Scheme.
    10/16/2021 - 6:41 pm | View Website
  • Hydropower decline adds strain to power grids in drought
    FILE - In this Friday, July 30, 2021 file photo, a houseboat rests in a cove at Lake Powell near Page, Ariz. This summer, the water levels hit a historic low amid a climate change-fueled megadrought engulfing the U.S. West. Severe drought across the West drained reservoirs this year, slashing hydropower production and further stressing the region’s power grids.
    10/10/2021 - 8:04 am | View Website
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