Lyons Dam
Lyons Dam, owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., impounds water that's key for Tuolumne Utilities District, pictured here March 27, 2016.

An update on efforts by Tuolumne Utilities District to acquire pre-1914 water rights and infrastructure from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was highlighted Monday in a special meeting of the elected TUD board of directors.

Key new information that came out Monday included estimates that TUD rates will have to cover an additional $22.5 million over five years to acquire PG&E water rights and infrastructure, take on operation and maintenance costs, and to provide sufficient cash reserves during the transition.

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