Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has promoted the man who has served as his point-person for water issues, including the $10 billion water bond proposal that lawmakers agreed to last year.

The governor Wednesday nominated Lester Snow, director of the California Department of Water Resources, to be secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, a cabinet-level position that oversees all the state’s natural resource policies and programs, with 25 departments including the DWR.

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