Adverse Weather Conditions

Adverse Weather Conditions
  Reduced streamflow, lack of rain in the drainage basin, or low water supply behind a pondage or reservoir dam resulting in a reduced gross head that limits the production of hydroelectric power or forces restrictions to be placed on multipurpose reservoirs or other water uses.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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