Water Bond could bring $350 million to the Sierra Nevada

October 2018

On November's ballot California voters will decide on an $8.877 billion bond that would go toward water infrastructure and environmental projects, a portion of which would be aimed at conservation projects in the Tahoe area.

"These are really important investments into the Sierra Nevada," said Steve Frisch, President of the Sierra Nevada Business Council, which has publicly endorsed the proposition.

If approved the bond would direct $350 million to the Sierra Nevada through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Tahoe Conservancy, nearly four times the amount in Prop 84, a 2006 water bond.

"It blends investments in landscape restoration and fire mitigation with clean water, groundwater management," said Frisch. "Prop 3 is much more focused on (the) state's long-term water infrastructure needs."

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