Delta Project Scaled Back to One Tunnel. Now What?

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An aerial view of the San Joaquin/Sacramento River delta. (Photo: California Department of Water Resources)

Governor Newsom announced in his State of the State speech that he will scrap a controversial $19 billion plan to build two tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to carry water southward. Instead, state officials will pursue a downsized one-tunnel conveyance system. We'll talk about the future of the project, known as California WaterFix, and what the new plan means for farms, cities, and the environment.


Lauren Sommer, science and environment reporter, KQED

Jeff Mount, senior fellow,Public Policy Institute of California; emeritus professor of earth and planetary sciences, UC Davis

Roger Patterson, assistant general manager for strategic water initiatives, Metropolitan Water District of Northern California