Water Commission Chair Discusses Drought, Storage with CalChamber

IMG_9517Joseph Byrne, chair of the California Water Commission, gives an overview of the impact of the drought (now in its fourth year) and the commission’s duty to define “public benefits” for water storage projects at the March 5 meeting of the CalChamber Water Resources Committee, co-chaired by Robert MacLean (left). The nine-member commission has the task of allocating $2.7 billion for storage projects from the $7.5 billion water bond voters approved last November.