Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

More scrutiny

Legislators OK financial audit of Delta tunnels project

A third of Southern California's water comes from the Bay Delta, where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers merge. MAE RYAN / KPCC Pasadena

KPCC

Stockton Record

Calling for more scrutiny of one of the largest proposed infrastructure projects in California history, legislators approved Wednesday a financial audit of Gov. Brown's $15 billion Delta tunnels. The project is supposed to be funded by the water districts that would benefit from it. The audit, which will be conducted by the independent state auditor's office, is expected to take seven or eight months.

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Maximizing return on investments in river flow

Water Deeply

If you want to know if taxpayer dollars are well spent on river restoration projects, it can be hard to tell. Sara Aminzadeh of California Coastkeeper Alliance and Konrad Fisher of Klamath Riverkeeper explain why.

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White House honors Tulare County water advocate

KVPR Fresno

When we talk about water in the San Joaquin Valley, it's often to highlight water problems, like dry wells, contaminated drinking water or, more recently, toxic algae in lakes and reservoirs. But the news isn't all bad: Tulare County advocate Susana De Anda recently received an award from the White House for her work bringing clean water to San Joaquin Valley communities.

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