On WATER Down the Drain
5 years ago Californians passed a WATER
Thursday, February 28, 2019 ____ According to a recent article
in The LA Times, "California’s wet winter has dumped an
estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain in February alone. But much of it is
simply going down the drain."
Our last major investment in water storage was in the 1970s and our population
has doubled since then. With the amount of rainfall our state has received this
year, it's a shame to let all this water flow into the ocean instead of
building the appropriate infrastructure to capture it.
In 2014, Californians passed Proposition 1,
a water bond that has $2.7 billion set
aside to pay for water storage projects, dams,
Unfortunately the State Water Commission has been dragging its feet when
it comes to funding these types of projects. However, it looks promising that
Sites Reservoir will soon receive funding up to $820 million. Clearly, we
should be doing more. Building the proper water infrastructure now is crucial
to preparing our state for the inevitable drought we are certain to face in the
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