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November 18, 2009

Pet projects

More than $1 billion of the proposed $11-billion water bond is earmarked for projects including:

* $250 million to remove dams in the Klamath River watershed, mostly for environmental purposes.

* $120 million for Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy projects, including connecting wildlife habitats and possible purchase of land for open space.

* $60 million to improve salmon passage in the Sacramento River watershed.

* $50 million for the state Coastal Conservancy for coastal salmon restoration projects.

* $20 million for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy that could be used to buy land for open space.

* $10 million to pay landowners to preserve waterfowl habitat throughout the state.

Sources: Legislature

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