Valley Drought 2014: Water Systems Upgrades Favored by Voters
Our valley drought coverage continues with a new poll about the drought.
It's making a lot of people who live here in California nervous.
The new poll shows a lot of you are making more of an effort conserve water.
It comes from the Public policy Institute of California.
Its survey also shows 50% of voters would support spending billions to upgrade the state's aging water systems.
Half of voters say they favor an $11 billion proposal calling for long term solutions.
But there may be a "silver lining" to the state's water problems.
Or, how about a "gold" one?
Rivers and streams are dangerously low for farmers and wildlife.
But not for prospectors.
There's a mini gold rush happening in them dry hills because of the drought.
Prospectors say they're able to dig in riverbeds that have been out of reach for decades.