LOS ANGELES -- Voters in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Tuesday approved a bond-financed aqueduct to connect the drought-stricken city with the state water project and also backed the first desalination plant to serve a major U.S. city.

Tuesday's state water vote involved individual elections by separate water purveyors throughout Santa Barbara County.

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