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California needs a water measure that works

Editorial

California needs a water measure that works

Lawmakers are trying to craft legislation to put a bond on the November ballot.

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By The Times editorial boardFebruary 9, 2014

If lawmakers could send voters a November bond measure that would guarantee 150 inches of winter snow in the Sierra every year, Californians would certainly pass it, even if it cost a few billion dollars. The snowpack feeds the reservoirs and aqueducts that slake the thirst of Northern and Southern California, water the crops that power the economy in the Central Valley, and sustain the state’s essential but sensitive heart and lungs in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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