Project aims to add Central Valley water

Editor's note: This is the second installment of a three-part Ag Alert® series about large-scale water storage projects applying to the California Water Commission for funding from the Proposition 1 water bond.


Hit hard by chronic water shortages that deepened during the drought, agencies in the San Joaquin Valley have banded together, seeking to build a more sustainable water future.


Backers of the proposed Temperance Flat Dam and Reservoir say the $2.8 billion project would capture and store additional water in the San Joaquin River watershed, creating greater flexibility, relaxing pressure on groundwater and providing other benefits to the region.



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