Voters need to support the water bond recently passed by the California Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. No, it is not perfect, because there are still those who refuse to admit that building water storage is a common-sense approach to the water issues of this state.
Without additional storage and less or no rain, the water supply cannot meet the “wants,” let alone the needs of the population and economic drivers of California, particularly when more emphasis is being placed on habitat and fishes and the willingness of some to dry up agriculture for those purposes.
We need to be very realistic about water and what it means for all of California. The valley proposed for the Sites reservoir was described in The Enterprise as “bucolic.” How about a barren hillside? Reservoirs should have been started many years ago, but better now than never. Support that water bond on the November ballot.