State Republican leaders call for more water storage amid record rainfall
A group of Assembly Republican lawmakers gathered on a levee on the American River in Sacramento to call out the state’s Democratic leadership for failing to invest in water infrastructure to aid with flooding and water storage. Around 22 trillion gallons of rain will fall in California according to estimates. However, state Assembly Republicans blame the lack of infrastructure as the root cause for why most of the water will go uncaptured. … In 2014, voters supported a water bond that authorized billions of dollars to go toward state water supply infrastructure and water storage projects. Since then, no new reservoir or other water project has been built.
- Sacramento Bee: California Republicans renew call for quicker movement on water storage projects
- New York Times: Opinion - In a drought, California is watching water wash out to sea
- NPR: Heavy rain is still hitting California. A few reservoirs figured out how to capture more for drought
- Marketplace: Capturing stormwater to deal with California’s drought is complicated