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Governor Brown scales back Twin Tunnels proposal

California Water Fix plan now calls for just one tunnel instead of two.

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 2:06 PM

Governor Jerry Brown is paring down his troubled proposal for redoing California's north-south water system, in hopes of launching the mega-project before he leaves office this year.

According to the Associated Press, the new plan calls for just one giant tunnel to ship Northern California water south instead of two.
It would put Southern and central California water agencies directly in charge of designing and building the project instead of the state.
The state posted the new proposal on a website for pending state contracts late Friday, January 12th.
Governor Brown had been pushing to launch construction of two giant $16 billion water tunnels to supply farms and cities to the south, but the project has failed to gain enough support from water agencies that would pay for it.
Environmental groups and water user groups in Northern California also oppose it.

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