Under normal conditions, electricity for the state’s millions of users is produced from a blend of many sources, with natural gas and hydropower being the top two. Since the drought reduced the state’s river flows that power hundreds of hydropower stations, natural gas served as the replacement. This was an expensive change, leading to increases in electricity costs and carbon dioxide emissions.
Appendix 1B: Spreadsheet: Drought-Impacted Public Water Systems
Appendix 2A: Spreadsheet: Drought Charges
Appendix 2B: Spreadsheet: Affordability Analysis
Appendix 3A: Tribal Salmon Fishery Data