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California needs to build additional water projects
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Editor, Ceres Courier,

California is in a historical drought resulting in devastating impacts throughout our state. We have to be better prepared for the future by building additional surface water storage projects, which will store typically flood water during wet years to be used in drought years like we have experienced for the past three years.

To build these facilities, it will require over $10B, of which the bond was to supply 50% of those costs. At $2.5B, it only provides 25%, which is not enough and unacceptable. The minimum needed is $3B.

By compromising to a level below $3B, we are not able to build these projects and thereby are failing to meet the needs for future generations. We need strong leaders who are willing to do the right thing NOW!

Manuel Cunha, Jr.,
Nisei Farmers League

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