Infographic: Breaking Down the Water Bond

October 22, 2014
Geoff McGhee,  Janny Choy,  Tara Moran, Ph.D.

On November 4, Californians will go to the polls to vote in the state’s election. The first proposition on the ballot will be the “Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014,” better known as the 2014 Water Bond. It’s been a long path to the ballot for California’s most recent water bond issue. Originally proposed in 2009, the bond has been through several iterations to arrive at its current price tag of $7.545 billion.
Proposition 1 divides funds among seven broad categories and more than 15 sub-categories. Stanford University’s Water in the West has produced a shareable infographic designed to inform voters about how the funds from this water bond will be distributed – if they approve it.