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Coming Face to Face With the Real Cost of the Delta Tunnel Plan

December 27, 2013 | 6:30 am

Coming Face to Face With the Real Cost of the Delta Tunnel Plan

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A presentation to San Joaquin irrigation district suggests total price tag could hit $67 billion.

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Anti-Tunnel Group Says State Is Stealing Its Signs

July 15, 2013 | 12:30 pm

Anti-Tunnel Group Says State Is Stealing Its Signs

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Sign-stealing is a hallmark of local politics. But Stockton-based Restore The Delta isn’t blaming a bunch of campaign volunteers for some missing protest signs. It’s blaming the California Department of Transportation. The group opposes one of Gov. Jerry Brown’s top priorities: two massive tunnels that would divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Save Our […]

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Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Plan Hit With Flood of Lawsuits

June 18, 2013 | 8:26 am

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Plan Hit With Flood of Lawsuits

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Several opposing groups have filed at least four lawsuits against a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that was adopted in May. The suits, filed over the course of the past month by environmental groups and water users, argue the Delta Plan does not fulfill its […]

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Key State Report to Show How Water Tunnels Will Impact Endangered Fish

March 26, 2013 | 3:53 pm

Key State Report to Show How Water Tunnels Will Impact Endangered Fish

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This month, new details have emerged about Gov. Jerry Brown’s $23 billion plan to build new plumbing in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It could be the state’s largest water project in a generation, consisting of two massive, 40-foot-wide tunnels and thousands of acres of habitat restoration. On Wednesday, state water officials will release new studies […]

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Tunnel Vision: Who Really Determines California’s Water Flow

March 19, 2013 | 5:07 pm

Tunnel Vision: Who Really Determines California’s Water Flow

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Governor Jerry Brown’s plan for two massive tunnels in the Delta is getting a lot of attention, but a different state agency is making the tough water decisions.

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Fire Burns in Delta North of Antioch: Smoky, but Not Dangerous

March 17, 2013 | 6:28 pm

Fire Burns in Delta North of Antioch: Smoky, but Not Dangerous

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That large smoke plume visible in much of the East Bay this afternoon? It’s got nothing to do with any of the refineries in the region. The smoke is coming from a vegetation fire on Sherman Island, north of Antioch in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The accompanying picture is from KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer, […]

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California Releases First Details of $23 Billion Delta Tunnel Plan

March 14, 2013 | 9:33 am

California Releases First Details of $23 Billion Delta Tunnel Plan

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Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials released on Thursday the first part of a $23 billion plan to restore and protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and guarantee a stable water supply for millions of Californians. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan, known as the BDCP, is a federal and state […]

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May 7, 2012 | 4:38 pm

To the 78% of Californians Who Don’t Know What the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Is, An Explanation…

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Hey you, with that glass of water in one hand and garden hose in the other — ever hear of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta? Probably not. But don’t feel bad. In a statewide poll earlier this year, a whopping 78% of respondents said they “don’t know or haven’t heard about it” when it comes to […]

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