Farming district says it won’t pay for Delta tunnels in a vote that could kill the project

In Agriculture, Delta Tunnels, Ecology & Environment, Miscellaneous, Restore the Delta, Twin Tunnels, Westland Water District by californiawater0 Comments

By Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow, Sacramento Bee:

An influential group of San Joaquin Valley farmers Tuesday voted against helping to pay for the Delta tunnels, denying Gov. Jerry Brown crucial financial support for the $17.1 billion project.

Citing concerns about costs to individual farmers, Westlands Water District’s board of directors voted 7-1 against participating in the project, known officially as California WaterFix.

Westlands is the first major water agency to vote on the project, and other big districts are expected . . . Read More Here

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