Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Funding formula

Valley farmers think Sacramento agencies should help pay for Delta tunnels; a new lawsuit targets WaterFix

The tunnels are a project that would transport water from the Sacramento Valley, south through San Diego. KRCR Redding


Sacramento Bee & KRCR Redding

Some Sacramento water agencies would end up paying for a small share of the Delta tunnels under a last-minute funding plan pitched by one of the state's largest farming groups. The Westlands Water District board is scheduled to vote today on whether to help pay for the tunnels. Monday, three environmental organizations and the California Indian Water Commission filed a new lawsuit against the WaterFix project.


Delta tunnel project runs into fiscal uncertainty

San Francisco Chronicle

Just months after Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to shore up California's water system with two giant tunnels won key approval from regulators, the $17 billion project is running into potential financial problems. The dozens of agencies that have expressed support for the tunnels are supposed to produce financial commitments in coming weeks. Many, however, appear reluctant to sign on.


Bipartisan bill seeks to rehab Tijuana River Valley

KPBS San Diego

A bipartisan federal bill was introduced Monday that aims to rehabilitate the Tijuana River Valley after a series of sewage overflows in the area and to implement ways to prevent future discharges. The bill would develop a coordinated plan to update the area's infrastructure to prevent the flooding of sewage, trash and sediment into the area along the U.S.-Mexico border.