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In reversal, Santa Clara Valley Water District may provide $650 million to Brown’s Delta tunnels plan

Woodland Daily Democrat
By Paul Rogers, Bay Area News Group, April 28, 2018

In a dramatic reversal of its stance just six months ago, Silicon Valley’s largest water district has scheduled a vote Wednesday on a plan to commit up to $650 million to Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial proposal to build two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Read more at http://www.dailydemocrat.com/article/NI/20180428/NEWS/180429822 

Jerry Brown’s grand California water solution remains in jeopardy as he prepares to exit

Los Angeles Times
By Bettina Boxall, March 5, 2018

Two tunnels, one or none? The question continues to swirl around plans to perform major surgery on the sickly heart of California’s water system.

Confronted with a shortage of funding, state officials announced last month that they would move ahead with the construction of one giant water tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta rather than two. Read more at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-water-tunnel-20180305-story.html

Every last drop: Scientists turn to seawater as a way to sustain California’s future population

Chico News & Review
By Alastair Bland, February 1, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed two giant tunnels, each wide enough to contain most of the Sacramento River, to alleviate California’s chronic water woes and reduce tension between San Joaquin Valley farmers and salmon advocates. This controversial project, billed “California WaterFix,” is little more than a modern application of irrigation technology developed by the Roman Empire. Read more at https://www.newsreview.com/chico/every-last-drop/content?oid=25773130

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