By CBS13 Staff

OROVILLE (CBS13) — The power plant at Lake Oroville is starting back up.

Levels in the lake had been so low that last August, the power plant was taken offline.

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On Tuesday, the California Department of Water Resources announced that the recent storms have brought the water level high enough to restart the power plant.

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Operations are starting slowly because they don’t want to let too much water out. Officials say the power plant is only generating 30 megawatts.

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More power is expected to be generated as lake levels rise.