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Bill aims to speed completion of Sites Reservoir study
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Bill aims to speed completion of Sites Reservoir study
A bill in Congress aims to expedite the completion of the proposed Sites Reservoir in Northern California, which has been identified for possible funding under the $7.5 billion state water bond passed by voters in November.

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Nevada drought prompts bills to change water management
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