HikeSierraNevada wrote:The end result will probably be a lot more groundwater recharge, maybe one large new dam, and likely some smaller dams will be built or raised. The other funds (besides the $2.7 billion for water storage) will help with water conservation, groundwater monitoring, fixing leaky pipelines, and other water projects that will help conserve or clean up existing supplies.
This is how I see it as well. I also agree with the comments about water scarcity (no new water, but there is still a small about that has yet to be developed), and the need for integrated solutions. Development (facilitation, mostly) of integrated regional water solutions has been my primary professional focus for going on 10 years now. It's been said by my colleagues that my job title should be "cat herder."
Really not unlike my function, at times, on these forums.