Today in Maxwell, political leaders pushing for the Sites Reservoir project celebrated the vast growth of its coalition and the passage of a bill in the Legislatute to help the project forward.
Agencies and organizations supporting the project have grown from 14 to 34, including from the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley, said Jim Watson, the Sites Authority's new GM.
The leaders also marked the passage of AB 2551, which gives flexibility in construction methods to expedite completion of the project.
Applications for Sites and other major storage projects will go before the state Water Commission as it hands out $2.7 billion in Proposition 1 bond funds.
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