The reservoir water, sometimes piped hundreds of miles across the state, serves 29 water agencies that contract for supplies. In total, more than 27 million Californians and 750,000 acres of farmland get at least some of their water from the project.
The “water and drought resilience” piece was allocated $5.2 billion to be rolled out over three years. Of that, roughly $400 million is money left over from three old water bond issues. The rest is new cash.
The Yosemite-Stanislaus Solutions group, composed of entities from environmental and industry interests, has dedicated itself to developing a healthier forest through fuel reduction and reforestation projects.