Thursday, November 6, 2014 |
California’s passage of a $7.5 billion water bond is not an end, but a beginning. The bond, known as Proposition 1, sets asides funds for increasing water storage, improving water quality and restoring water ecosystems. But how this money will be spent has yet to be determined. For instance, the proposition allows the state to spend bond funds on either expanding existing dams or creating new reservoirs to increase water supplies. But it’s up to state agencies to decide which is best. And that’s just a small example of the many choices still to be made. Joining us to explain what Californians need to know about the future of these water funds is Andrew Fahlund, deputy director of the California Water Foundation.