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Potential $11.1 billion water bond

 

Last updated 7/10/2014 at Noon

Marie Waldron

California’s future depends on water, enough to sustain a vast agricultural industry along with a population of almost 38 million people. Aging infrastructure designed 50 years ago for a much smaller population, combined with the ongoing drought, make water the most pressing issue facing California.

A bond proposal addressing our water supply needs passed the Legislature in 2009, subject to voter approval. However, the vote was delayed due to the state’s shaky finances and the project’s high costs. Now scheduled for a vote this November, the $11.1 billion bond has generated fierce de...



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