April 13, 2018 – -The California Water Commission has reopened applications for the $2.7 billion of water storage money currently awaiting allocation by California water officials. Late last year, the Commission staff found none of the twelve water projects that applied had a public benefit cost ratio that qualified for the funding.   After multiple letters and embarrassing news articles, the California Water Commission members just invited all the applicants seeking funding for storage projects from the Water Storage Investment Program that was a part of Proposition 1, for a second round of meetings to discuss the latest technical reviews that should be available April 20. The Commission has also scheduled two rounds of meetings with each applicant to review their submissions and assist them in meeting the requirements of the bond.

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