The $7.5 billion water bond California voters will consider on the November ballot represents a compromise in an attempt to provide upgrades experts say are necessary for the state’s massive and crucial water systems. What do you think of the bond lawmakers settled upon?

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The new criminal water waste rule adopted by California this week also applies to government agencies, but no one is sure how the penalty will be enforced.

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan would affect 3,530 acres of land in Sacramento County, mostly between Freeport and Courtland, to divert Sacramento River water. This map shows the latest official location and size of the proposed facilities.
And explore this interactive map to learn more about Delta islands, sample reader videos and read past articles about the region.
2013 is the driest year in Sacramento's recorded history. See a comparison showing the amount of rainfall in Sacramento each year from 1878 to 2013.
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