Amid a historic drought, water is never far from Bay Area residents’ minds. Marin County is suffering from water shortages like its peers, but unlike other parts of the Bay Area has no backup ways to get water when it runs dry. Though the county gets 25% of its water from neighboring Sonoma, the drought is forcing cutbacks in that supply as well. … The bill has an entire section for Western water infrastructure, including $1.15 billion for water storage and conveyance projects like the one Marin is undertaking. Bay Area water districts could use such money to expand reservoirs, as well.