468x60 General & Logo

Big setback for Gov. Brown’s twin-tunnels project in the delta

California’s biggest agricultural water supplier said Tuesday that it’s not ready to spend money on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed delta tunnels plan, a decision that could threaten the future of the $17 billion project. The Westlands Water District, the powerful San Joaquin Valley supplier that irrigates some of the state’s biggest farms, was widely expected to pay as much as a fifth of the bill for two 35-mile-long tunnels that would help move water from Northern California to fields and cities to the south, including in the Bay Area. But Westlands board members said at their Fresno meeting that the district is being counted on to carry too much of the load.

Article by By Kurtis Alexander (c) Page One News - Read full story here.