As Drought Lingers, CA Considers $1.5 Billion to Buy Farm Water Rights

  • 08.06.2022
  • Los Angeles Magazine

It comes at a time when 98 percent of the state is experiencing a severe drought and is part of the larger $7.5 billion Water and Drought Package “to build a climate resilient water system.” In addition to the buy-back program, the package also includes $500 million for the Department of Conservation “for acquisition and repurposing of lands to implement the Sustainable Ground Water Management Act,” $1.5 billion to ensure Californians have safe drinking water, and $1.5 billion for Drought Resilient Water Supple grants.