Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

2016 Ballot Initiative Could Upend Gov. Brown's Delta Water Tunnels PlanA measure expected to qualify for the November 2016 ballot could threaten Gov. Jerry Brown's $15 billion twin tunnel plan to send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Report: Gov. Brown May Drop Part Of Delta Water Tunnels Project Gov. Jerry Brown is rethinking a major component of the state's proposed $25 billion twin-tunnel water project.
Drought Executive Order Streamlines Process To Install Salinity Barriers In The DeltaIf approved, construction on the temporary rock barriers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could begin as early as May.
Property Tax Hikes Without Voter Approval May Fund California Delta Water Tunnel ProjectFunding 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.
Court Upholds California Water Restrictions To Protect Delta SmeltA 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.
GOP-Sponsored Bill For More Delta Water To Farmers Passes House; No Chance In SenateThe 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.
Fish Become Focus In War Over Future Of Delta WaterA 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.
Proposed Delta Water Tunnels Reignite Battle Over Water RightsThe decades-long war for water rights between the Delta and the Central Valley farms further south is coming to a head.
State Water Officials Propose Major Changes To Delta Conservation PlanCalifornia water officials are proposing changes to a multibillion dollar plan involving two water diversion tunnels for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
$14 Billion Delta Plan To Help Fish Survival, Water Officials SayCalifornia 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.
SUV Flips Into Canal Near Discovery Bay, 2 DeadAuthorities 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.
Contra Costa Supervisor Worries Gov’s Plan Would Divert Too Much Water To SoCalContra 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.