Calif. Gov. Newsom Downsizes Delta Water Project: One Tunnel, Not Two

"Gov. Gavin Newsom, diving into one of California’s most contentious water issues, said Tuesday he wants to downsize the Delta tunnels project. The Democratic governor also set out to overhaul state water policy by naming a new chair of the state’s water board.

Newsom said he wants the twin-tunnel project — designed to re-engineer the troubled estuary that serves as the hub of California’s elaborate water-delivery system — reduced to a single tunnel.

“I do not support the WaterFix as currently configured,” Newsom said during his first State of the State address, using the official term for the Delta project. “Meaning, I do not support the twin tunnels. We can build, however, on the important work that’s already been done. That’s why I do support a single tunnel.”"

Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow report for the Sacramento Bee February 12, 2019.


"Newsom Scales Back Controversial Delta Twin Tunnels Plan" (San Jose Mercury News)

Source: Sacramento Bee, 02/13/2019