Proposed Cali ballot measure to build new dams goes bust

This view of Florence’s Lake’s dam from October, 2021, shows the extent of water loss from the continuing drought. It was built in 1926 as part of a hydroelectric project and captures water from the South Fork of the San Joaquin River in the western Sierra. (Credit: Jim Burns)

From the Mercury News:

Supporters of a proposed November ballot measure to provide billions of dollars to build new dams, desalination plants and other large water projects in California announced Tuesday they are ending their campaign due to lack of signatures and funding.

“Despite crafting an initiative that would solve California’s challenge of chronic and worsening water scarcity, and despite recent polling that indicates over 70% of California’s voters support increased state spending on water infrastructure, the campaign has been unable to attract the financial support necessary to gather the required 1 million signatures,” the campaign said in a statement.

Read the whole story here.

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