On Wednesday, December 15th, the California Water Commission voted to approve the first major water storage projects since 1979. The four projects passed a significant hurdle as required under the provisions of the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). The four projects are as follows:
1) Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project
2) Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project
4) Willow Springs Water Bank Conjunctive Use Project
The four projects will create an additional 2.77 million acre-feet to our state’s water storage capacity.