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Brief: Storing Water in California: What Can $2.7 Billion Buy Us?

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Debra Perrone, Melissa Rohde
September 30, 2014

There is no single solution to increase the resilience ofCalifornias water system to manage climatic change and increased growth. Nevertheless, finding ways to store water during wet years, so that it is available during dry periods, is important for California if it is to increase its drought resiliency. The inclusion of water storage funds in Proposition 1 raises the important question: how should California spend its funds to store water?