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

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

October 1, 2014

Authors:
Debra Perrone, Melissa Rohde

There is no single solution to increase the resilience of
California’s 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?