Officials blast twin tunnels water diversion plan

By Andrew Creasey, The Appeal Democrat

Local elected officials and legislators unanimously disapprove of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and its proposal to construct two massive tunnels to divert water from the north toward the south.

The public draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and environmental impacts reports and statements were released on Monday — about 34,000 pages of studies seven years in the making.

The $25 billion proposed twin tunnels project would divert fresh water derived from Sierra Nevada watersheds to state and federal water export pumps near Tracy. Canals would then disperse the water to agencies that deliver Delta water to 25 million Californians and 3 million acres of farmland from San Jose to San Diego.

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