Topics

Environmental Issues
Prop. 1 aims to relieve drought — but not this one
Prop. 1 aims to relieve drought — but not this one

California's stubborn drought helped push a $7.5-billion water bond through the Legislature and onto the November ballot. But even if voters approve Proposition 1, it won't provide relief any time soon. "It's going to be a long time before we see anything really happen from it," said Paul Wenger, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation, which backs the bond. A priority of Gov. Jerry Brown, the measure has gained substantial support by spreading money around for a range of water projects that proponents argue are vital to California's future. The bond measure could bankroll such things as a new dam in the Sacramento Valley, stream protections in...

Loading