California Aqueduct (Craig Miller/KQED)
California Aqueduct (Craig Miller/KQED)

A new version of a water bond slated for the 2010 ballot, yes, from four years ago, may finally go before voters in November.

That’s if lawmakers and the governor, plus all the other warring parties from farmers in the delta, to farmers in the San Joaquin Valley, from environmentalists to homeowners worried about their browning lawns, agree a compromise measure in the Legislature is the right one.

State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Martinez) represents parts of Contra Costa, Sonoma, Napa, Solano and Yolo counties, covering a big chunk of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. She’s lead author on the plan that would raise $10.5 billion for water projects.

She says the bill is a good one. “It helps every region of the state, and it harms no one,” Wolk said.

KQED’s Cy Musiker talked about Wolk’s proposal with Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick, a regular commenter on water policy.

Listen to the interview below:


Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley's School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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