Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) reflects on the passage of a historic water bond agreement in his Capitol Comment report for the week of August 11, 2014.
The $7.5 billion bond agreement hammered out between the Governor and Democrats and Republicans in the California State Legislature contains $2.7 billion in funding for new water storage projects. Combined with federal matching dollars and local funds, the bond should provide enough funding to pay for two new storage projects: Sites Reservoir in Colusa County and Temperance Flat Reservoir in Fresno County.
The bond that will appear before voters this November as Proposition 1 represents the biggest investment in new storage project since passage of the State Water Project in 1960. Continue reading