Posted by: Jan | April 13, 2015

Gov. Brown drops Delta Restoration from the Delta Tunnel Plans



File: In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, a boat cruises down the Delta Cross Channel between the Sacramento River and Snodgrass Slough near Walnut Grove, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

In the Mercury News this week, Gov. Jerry Brown has billed his $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels under the Delta as a way to not just make it easier to move water from north to south, but also increase the reliability of water supplies and bring back salmon and other endangered species.

But now the Brown administration is proposing a major and politically risky change: dropping a 50-year guarantee to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta’s environment.

Read more at the Mercury News, Delta Tunnels Major Changes…

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