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Property Tax Hikes Without Voter Approval May Fund California Delta Water Tunnel Project

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.

07/24/2014

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Court Upholds California Water Restrictions To Protect Delta Smelt

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.

03/13/2014

Land is exposed by the extremely low water level of Lake Kaweah on February 5, 2014 near Visalia, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and what to plant or whether to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round such, as almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

GOP-Sponsored Bill For More Delta Water To Farmers Passes House; No Chance In Senate

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.

02/06/2014

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Fish Become Focus In War Over Future Of Delta Water

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.

11/15/2013

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Proposed Delta Water Tunnels Reignite Battle Over Water Rights

The decades-long war for water rights between the Delta and the Central Valley farms further south is coming to a head.

11/15/2013

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State Water Officials Propose Major Changes To Delta Conservation Plan

California water officials are proposing changes to a multibillion dollar plan involving two water diversion tunnels for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

08/16/2013

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$14 Billion Delta Plan To Help Fish Survival, Water Officials Say

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.

03/27/2013

Crews pull out an SUV that ended up in a ditch near Discovery Bay on March 25, 2013. Two people were killed in the accident. (CBS)

SUV Flips Into Canal Near Discovery Bay, 2 Dead

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.

03/25/2013

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Contra Costa Supervisor Worries Gov’s Plan Would Divert Too Much Water To SoCal

Contra Costa County Supervisors are concerned with the governor’s push to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Southern California, saying it would harm a fragile ecosystem.

01/08/2013

Acemoore Pittman and Johnnie Johnson drowned when their boat capsized along the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta on June 16, 2012. (CBS)

2 Bay Area Men Killed In Delta Boating Accident

A Bay Area family is mourning the deaths of two cousins who drowned when their boat capsized in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta west of Stockton.

06/18/2012

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