California voters approve $7.5 billion water bond

California voters on Tuesday approved spending $7.5 billion to improve the state’s outdated and undersized water storage and delivery system amid a historic drought. Proposition 1 calls for building two new reservoirs, investing in conservation measures, water recycling and groundwater cleanup. Gov. Jerry Brown, who spent more time and money campaigning for the bond measure than his own re-election, said it will help California make investments in water that will pay dividends during future dry periods. <more>

Nov. 4, 2014 AP