Fees levied against California water districts may eventually be used to pay for the state's new water policies. Meanwhile, some observers say lawmakers may try to reduce a $11.14 billion bond offering included in a compromise on water policy, which is aimed at stabilizing California's water supply. "Funding has always been the most difficult part of setting water policy," noted Catherine Freeman of the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office. "Legislators are beginning to understand how much more work there is to be done."

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