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With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?

June 20, 2019

By Christopher Flavell June 19, 2019 WASHINGTON — As disaster costs keep rising nationwide, a troubling new debate has become urgent: If there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global warming, how should we decide which ones to save first? After three years of brutal flooding and hurricanes in the United […]

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State Agencies Seek Input on Creating Climate-Resilient Water System

June 19, 2019

By California Natural Resources Agency State agencies are asking Californians to help shape a roadmap for meeting future water needs and ensuring environmental and economic resilience through the 21st century. The effort seeks to broaden California’s approach on water in the face of a range of existing challenges, including unsafe drinking water, major flood risks […]

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California Governor Makes Big Change to Giant Water Project

May 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom scrapped a $16 billion plan Thursday to build two giant water tunnels to reroute the state’s water system and instead directed state agencies to restart planning for a single tunnel. The move is a blow to the vision of his predecessor, fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, who had championed […]

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Why Delta Conveyance

June 10, 2019

Rain and snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and supplies drinking water—through the State Water Project (SWP)—to 27 million people. That’s more than the entire population of 48 other states.  Yet the reliability of this critical water supply is compromised. Constraints on the effectiveness of the 1960-era water conveyance […]

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Opinion: Support Newsom’s ‘reset’ to a one-tunnel project

May 26, 2019

By Ted R. Page, President, Kern County Water Agency Board One tunnel or two? It’s just four words, but if you say them around anyone familiar with California water issues they will know exactly what you are talking about, and it’s likely they will have a strong opinion. During Gov. Newsom’s State of the State […]

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Mojave Water Agency supports one-tunnel water plan

May 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom scrapped a $16 billion plan Thursday to build two giant water tunnels to reroute the state’s water system and instead directed state agencies to restart planning for a single tunnel. The move is a blow to the vision of his predecessor, fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, who had championed […]

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SCV Water head backs governor’s plan for one tunnel, not two

May 2, 2019

One tunnel or two tunnels — the state’s plan to overhaul the crumbling water conveyance system that brings Northern California water to Southern California is all right with local water officials. On Thursday, as directed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Natural Resources Agency announced the California Department of Water Resources will withdraw plans for […]

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Newsom officials formally end Brown 2-tunnel plan for Delta

May 2, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday it will begin a new permitting process for a single tunnel underneath the state’s main water hub, formally ending former Gov. Jerry Brown’s decades long plan for two tunnels to improve supply reliability. Newsom, who has long signaled a preference for a smaller structure to transport water from the […]

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Our Roadmap to a Better California Water System

March 11, 2019

Let’s do the Math: One tunnel for the Delta is 100 percent better than Zero. And here’s the context: While the Silicon Valley Leadership Group supported former Governor Jerry Brown’s belief that two Delta tunnels to convey water that so many people depend upon was the best policy choice, we also concur with Governor Gavin […]

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