Feds Won’t Help Fund California’s $17 Billion Delta Tunnels Project

Support for California’s contentious $17 billion water project continued to fade Wednesday after the Trump administration said federal money will not go to the plan to divert water around the West Coast’s largest estuary through a pair of massive tunnels.

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Farmers & Environmentalists Join to Battle Planned Delta Tunnels Project

The thirst of California’s 40 million residents and the ravages of climate change has the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta – the state’s most important water source and the West Coast’s largest estuary – on the brink of ecological disaster. The fix, according to Gov. Jerry Brown? A plan to build two water tunnels under the delta, at a cost of $16.7 billion.

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