Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Gov. Jerry Brown is rethinking a major component of the state’s proposed $25 billion twin-tunnel water project.
If approved, construction on the temporary rock barriers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could begin as early as May.
Funding for Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to help transport water to Southern California may come from increased property taxes assessed on homeowners without a public vote.
A federal appeals court on Thursday largely upheld a 2008 plan that called for restrictions on water deliveries from California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect a tiny, threatened fish.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a water bill on Wednesday addressing California’s ongoing drought but the measure is likely to go no further because of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s Democratic Senators.
A sportfish has become a target in the war over water rights in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. The debate over the striped bass is coming to light amid a controversial state proposal to build two twin tunnels under the Delta.
The decades-long war for water rights between the Delta and the Central Valley farms further south is coming to a head.
California water officials are proposing changes to a multibillion dollar plan involving two water diversion tunnels for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
California water officials said on Wednesday that a $14 billion twin-tunnel plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta would restore the ecosystem and reduce mortality of threatened fish, although during dry years the delta smelt would be killed at the same rate as today.
Authorities say a man and a woman died after the SUV they were traveling in flipped into an irrigation ditch near far eastern Contra Costa County.