Some answers to questions about the $16.7 billion Delta tunnels project on Sacramento's doorstep that just took a giant step closer to becoming reality when the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to finance the project championed by California Gov. Jerry Brown.
Apr 03, 2015 · Supported by the largest urban water and irrigation districts in the state, the tunnel project is opposed by delta residents and many environmentalists who argue it will lead to greater exports at the expense of the delta environment.
Gov. Jerry Brown's $17 billion plan for two massive tunnels to move water under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta could be on the rocks. The governor's office is reportedly holding talks with water contractors around the state to gauge support for downsizing the project to one tunnel at a ...
Central Valley Project irrigation districts that joined the project, however, would have to cover the tab for two groups that are first in line for delta deliveries but by law would not have to share in the tunnel costs: wildlife refuges and growers with senior water rights.
This week, Governor Jerry Brown's controversial water project is back in the public eye. State officials are launching a marathon series of hearings for the "twin tunnels," as they're known, that will ultimately decide the fate of the project. What are the Delta water tunnels? They're two ...
The Water Fix and Eco Restore project was previously called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. When proposed in 2009, the project as originally conceived included both plans for building the tunnels and restoring the delta. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan included restoring 100,000 acres (40,000 ha) over a 50-year span.
The Delta Tunnels Project, if built, would be one of the most expensive and ill-planned projects in the country. It would consist of two 40-foot wide tunnels, placed 150 feet underground, running 35-miles within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta.