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Gov. Jerry Brown OKs $1 billion to tackle drought, other water issues
Gov. Jerry Brown OKs $1 billion to tackle drought, other water issues

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation with more than $1 billion in spending on water projects. The two bills include emergency relief, such as food and water supplies, for drought-stricken communities in the Central Valley. There's also hundreds of millions of dollars for long-term projects involving flood control, desalination and water recycling. "This funding is just one piece of a much larger effort to help those most impacted by the drought and prepare the state for an uncertain future," Brown said in a statement. "But make no mistake, from Modoc to Imperial County, rain is not in the forecast and every Californian must be doing their utmost to conserve...

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