Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) voted along with a majority (230 to 190) of the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 23, the GROW Act. The bill contains a number of provisions aimed at improving California’s water reliability.
“The GROW Act builds upon the bipartisan water bill signed into law last year by providing even more long-term water solutions for California,” said Rep. Calvert. “Specifically, it expedites the consideration of feasibility studies for water storage projects that have languished for periods of time that are longer than it took to actually build the Hoover Dam. The GROW Act also includes provisions that are critical to Bay Delta operations and help improve water reliability. California can become drought proof if we build the storage and conveyance infrastructure necessary to collect and move the water we receive in wet years, so that we can utilize it during dry years. I’m a cosponsor of the GROW Act because it moves us closer in that direction.”
The Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act Summary: