Tunnels

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)

KCBS In Depth: Exploring Water Solutions For California’s Drought

Is our current drought in California part of a natural weather pattern, an aberration, or climate change? KCBS In Depth cohosts speak with Dr. Peter Gleick, a globally recognized scientist who is an expert in water and climate issues, about challenges ahead for California in the midst of the worst drought on record.

09/29/2014

Aerial view of the Tom Lantos Tunnels. (CBS)

Hundreds Celebrate Opening Of Devil’s Slide Bypass Tunnels

Hundreds gathered on a coastal San Mateo County hillside Monday to celebrate the opening of two tunnels that will replace a notorious stretch of state Highway 1 at Devil’s Slide.

03/25/2013

Caltrans crews working inside the Devil's Slide Tunnel. (CBS)

Devil’s Slide Tunnels Set To Open On March 25

It appears that later this month the “coast is clear” for those hoping to travel through the Devil’s Slide twin tunnels, as a grand opening date for the $440 million, eight-year project has been slated for March 25.

03/13/2013

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Governor Brown Unveils Delta Water Plan Amid Bay Area Opposition

California and federal officials have announced plans for a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California farmland and cities.

07/25/2012

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