When California’s budget impasse is settled, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will have to deal with the state’s other big crisis: fresh water.
Gov. Schwarzenegger and other top lawmakers have already drafted plans to attack a severe water shortage in the state, which has suffered a three-year drought.
As soon as the stalemate over how to bridge California’s $26.3 billion budget gap is resolved, the governor and legislative leaders plan to introduce a package of water-related measures calling for more water conservation and an estimated $10 billion bond measure to finance more fresh water storage.Read the rest here