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Gov. Brown Plans $687 Million for Calif. Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday announced a $687 million plan to provide immediate help to drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.

The proposal comes amid one of the driest periods in the history of the nation's most populous state, forcing farmers to fallow fields and some communities to warn of low water supplies.

"There's many ways we can better use the water we have," Brown said during a news conference at a state office near Sacramento. "You can't manufacture water."

The Democratic plan, which now goes to the Legislature, does not address long-term improvements to California's water supply and distribution system. Rather, it provides money for immediate aid.

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  • Sevo||

    "The Democratic plan, [...] does not address long-term improvements to California's water supply and distribution system."

    Of course not; these guys'll be out of office in 2-4 years.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    "There's many ways we can better use the water we have," Brown said during a news conference at a state office near Sacramento. "You can't manufacture water."

    No, but you can extract it from saltwater. If only there were a convenient source nearby...

  • Spartacus||

    I was going to say "Hey Jerry, Google desalination" but you beat me to it.

  • Byte Me||

    The Democratic plan, which now goes to the Legislature, does not address long-term improvements to California's water supply and distribution system.

    Well, it would make way too much sense to address the heart of the issue. We can't have that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That's gonna buy one helluva fancy rain dance.

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