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.READ MORE: Governor Newsom Statement On Death Of Elk Grove Police Officer
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.READ MORE: Tulare County Man Sentenced To Over 16 Years In Prison For Methamphetamine Trafficking
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.MORE NEWS: With Roe In Doubt, States Act On Abortion Limits, Expansions
More power is expected to be generated as lake levels rise.