Flood waters improve cash flow at St. Cloud hydro plant

The unusual fall flooding plaguing many parts of the state has given a boost to the St. Cloud hydroelectric plant on the Mississippi River.

WJON.com reports that the high water levels mean the plant is running at 100 percent of capacity, much higher than the normal 60 percent at this time of year.

Higher capacity means more electricity, which means more revenue for the city.

Officials say the plant generates between $1.8 million and $2.2 million a year in revenue, and this has been a great year, with higher-than-average electricity generated every month since March.

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