Gov. Newsom to Ask Legislature for $750m as State Looks to Conserve Water

During Gov. Gavin Newsom’s visit to Butte County on Tuesday, Newsom said he will ask the legislature for $750 million to help with drought conditions.

At the Hyatt Powerplant at Lake Oroville, which shut down last year due to record low lake levels, Newsom spoke about how the state needs a different approach to water conservation.

Newsom already invested $5.2 billion in the past three years for water security for all Californians.