Landmark California Water Bill

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California is having its first wet winter in years, but as Maia Krache of member station KQED in San Francisco reports, the most important change for the state’s parched cities and wildlife areas may come from a new bill passed at the end of the last Congressional session. The bill for the first time reserves some of the water from the Federal government’s massive water project for wildlife, and allows farmers to sell some of their water to urban users.

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