Nov 5, 2014 5:53 PM by News Staff
LOS ANGELES (AP) - State officials say that it could it could take up to two years to develop plans for spending billions to expand California's water storage capacity.
Richard Stapler, a spokesman for the California Natural Resources Agency, said Wednesday that state officials will use that time to take input from the public.
The $7.5 billion Proposition 1 that passed overwhelmingly Tuesday calls for spending $2.7 billion to expand storage, which could include building two new reservoirs.
Gov. Jerry Brown credits California voters with making an investment in water, which is fundamental to the state's economy.
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(Photo: Proposed location of the Sites Reservoir in Colusa County)