One barge is bad enough! What will tunnel construction do?

If you saw my prior blog, Barges in the Delta! Yikes!, you read about the scary interactions South Delta boaters have had with the tug maneuvering one single barge around in Old River.

Now think about what the Tunnel Project means.

Thousands (yes thousands) of barge trips will occur during the 5-6 year tunnel construction period. Up to eight round-trips per day from Clifton Court Forebay to the various shaft sites.

There is no question that the tunnel project will totally shut down boating and recreation on Delta waterways, closing down marinas and impacting Delta boating communities’ economies.

Below is the analysis of the two-tunnel project. One tunnel will be a shorter construction time but still a lot of barges and the same number of docks, building platforms, and shaft sites.

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Map showing the entire tunnel route including barge landings and barge traffic

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