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      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.

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