Monday was the deadline for water agencies to submit applications for storage projects to the California Water Commission, an agency in Sacramento run by a nine-member board appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The commission will decide by June 2018 which projects receive bond funding, as well as how much, if any, each will receive, after rating them on their public benefits. 12 huge new water projects — from massive new dams in the north to expanded groundwater banks in the south — will compete for $2.7 billion in state bond funding for new water storage projects. Read more.