The state Legislature this morning approved an $11.1 billion package to address California’s water reliability issues. Voters will have to approve the bond next November.

So what’s in it for San Diego?

At least $227 million in grants and financing for various water projects, including storage. Those include:

  • $100 million for emergency storage projects.
  • $40 million in grants for the region; $20 million of that is earmarked for the San Diego River Conservancy, which works to restore the river that runs from Ocean Beach to Julian.
  • $87 million for other unspecified projects throughout the region.

I have a call into the San Diego County Water Authority to see what else is in the legislation and what plans it has for some of the money outlined above.


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