Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

WaterFix costs

State lawmakers push for greater transparency on financial feasibility of Delta twin tunnels proposal

The proposed Water Fix project would tunnel water south from the Delta. DWR

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KQED San Francisco & Stockton Record

State lawmakers opposed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnels plan are stepping up calls for greater transparency into the project’s finances. Meanwhile, a long-awaited study on the costs and benefits of California WaterFix should be finished by spring, a state official said Thursday after an independent audit said such a study should have already been done.

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Delta residents vent about plan for twin tunnels

San Francisco Chronicle

A throng of people nearly 200 strong came to the Delta town of Walnut Grove on Thursday, all hoping to learn something good about Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to solve California’s water delivery problems. But the folks from river towns and rural communities didn’t like what they heard about California WaterFix.

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Water project allotment set at 15%, likely will rise

Western Farm Press & Redding Record-Searchlight

It’s still early, but state water officials have set an initial allocation of 15 percent for water contractors who receive their irrigation and drinking water through the system. Today's prediction comes before heavy winter rain and snow that can fill reservoirs and boost irrigation supplies to farmers who rely on the DWR supply.

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