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Wet Winter Prompts SMUD To Drop Rates

Courtesy of SMUD

Big Silver Creek (SMUD file photo)

Courtesy of SMUD

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District announced Monday that it's dropping the current 1.3 percent hydroelectric surcharge effective next month. 

SMUD says the storms over the last week, combined with a wetter winter, delivered enough precipitation to signal full reservoirs in the utility's hydroelectric generation system in the Sierra. 

The utility says the impact of the surcharge was about $1.20 a month for residential customers. Business customers may see more savings.