THIS JUST IN … California drought legacy: State approves $2.5 billion to build new dams, water storage projects

From the San Jose Mercury News:

“In a historic vote, the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday approved spending $2.5 billion to help fund eight new large water projects across California — four new dams and four underground storage projects — including two in the Bay Area.

The funding came from Proposition 1, a water bond approved by voters in November, 2014, during California’s five-year drought. It is believed to be the largest commitment of state money to construct new dams and water storage projects in California since 1960, when voters approved a bond to build Oroville Dam and the State Water Project. … ”

Read more from the San Jose Mercury News here:  California drought legacy: State approves $2.5 billion to build new dams, water storage projects 

 

 

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