Water year starts dry; peak months ahead
A multi-year drought, then the second-wettest year on record, then another dry year: That's the recent history of precipitation in California. One month into the new water year, which began Oct. 1, conditions remain dry, with few raindrops in sight.
Such proposed infrastructure improvements could be aided by a provision in federal water legislation signed by President Trump last week. Called America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, the bill includes a provision from Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, which provides financing for water projects throughout the West.
During the bill-signing ceremony at the White House, Denham said the bill "will actually have the upfront financing so we can start building Shasta, Temperance Flat and Sites, some of these big reservoirs that had been on the drawing board for decades now."
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