California Water Commission hosting water storage meeting in Chico

Apr 13, 2015 12:44 PM by News Staff

The California Water Commission will be in Chico Monday hosting an informational meeting on water storage, and how North State residents can benefit from Proposition 1.

In November 2014, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, affirming the need for a safe and reliable supply of water to support the state's economy, environment, and quality of life.

The bond includes $2.7 billion for public benefits of water storage projects that improve the operation of the state water system, are cost effective, and provide measurable benefits to the Delta ecosystem or its tributaries. The California Water Commission, through the Water Storage Investment Program, will fund the public benefits of eligible water storage projects.

Monday night's meeting will provide details on which projects are eligible for funding, the timeline for the program, and how to provide feedback on the program.

Monday night's meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Place in Chico.


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