Delta Project Scaled Back to One Tunnel. Now What?

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at 10:00 AM
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.

Guests:

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

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