$14M to fund drought relief in Sacramento area

Nov 7, 2014 10:45 AM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State water officials have announced funding to help Sacramento-area municipalities deal with the current drought, and help them cope with the effects of future dry spells.

The Sacramento Bee reports the California Department of Water Resources pledged Thursday to spend $14 million for 19 drought-relief projects.

Many of the infrastructure projects involve improving distribution of stored groundwater to areas that now depend on surface water from river or reservoirs.

The funding is part of $220 million of expedited grant money in Gov. Jerry Brown's Water Action Plan, released early this year, calling for long-term improvements in water storage, distribution and conservation.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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