Gov. Newsom Revives Delta Tunnel Project

'After decades of failure, California dusts off controversial Delta tunnel water project,' headlines a July 27 Modesto Bee report. As author Dale K...

August 5, 2022
11:44 AM

'After decades of failure, California dusts off controversial Delta tunnel water project,' headlines a July 27 Modesto Bee report. As author Dale Kasler explains, the administration of Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled 'a downsized version of the controversial, multibillion-dollar plan to re-engineer the fragile estuary on Sacramento's doorstep that serves as the hub of California's over-stressed water-delivery network.' As we noted in 2015, Governor Jerry Brown proposed to drill two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, at an estimated cost of $25 billion.

K. Lloyd Billingsley