In 2014 voters approved a $7.5 billion water bond, which included $2.7 billion for construction of new dams and reservoirs. Unfortunately, few projects are underway, or even being planned.
Our largest dams and reservoirs were built before 1979, most between 1945 and 1968, when our population was less than half its current size. I have long supported efforts to increase water storage and conveyance capacity, to expand water recycling, and increase use of desalination. However, bureaucratic hurdles have delayed or prevented most new projects for decades.
One example is the proposed Sites… read more