Governor Streamlines Project to Increase Water Storage

This week Governor Newsom took action to accelerate the Sites Reservoir Project by utilizing new tools within the infrastructure streamlining package and avoid months if not years of CEQA litigation delays. The package, which was signed in July, allows critical projects across California to move forward more rapidly by expediting permitting, cutting red tape and allowing state agencies to use new project delivery methods.

If approved, the Sites project would hold up to 1.5 million acre-feet of water and provide enough water for 3 million households each year. So far, the project has received $46.75 million in funding from the state and is eligible for another $875.4 million through proposition 1. The total cost estimate for Sites is $4 billion. Learn more here.


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