Governor's Plans for California Water Tunnels

11 Jul 2017 by Local Press Report
SACRAMENTO CA

Gov. Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr. is seeking to complete his family's water legacy: his "California WaterFix" would build two tunnels 40 feet in diameter, buried 15 stories underground to take water from the Sacramento River and move it 35 miles around the eastern edge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The price tag for the largest U.S. water project in decades: more than $17 billion. The tunnels appeared headed for defeat until the Trump administration decided last month that the project wouldn't jeopardize critical habitat of imperiled fish, including the delta smelt and salmon (Greenwire, June 27).

Source: E&E News

Source: E&E News