State extends review of $25B delta plan

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Updated: 8/28 12:42 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials say more planning is needed on a $25 billion proposal to build two massive water tunnels in Northern California.

The Los Angeles Times says 30,000 pages of environmental reviews and draft plans have already been generated on what would be the biggest water supply project in California in decades.

On Wednesday the Department of Water Resources said it will do further work with state and federal agencies on revising parts of the drafts. They will be reissued next year for additional public comment.

That will push a final decision on the tunnels — originally scheduled for late this year — well into 2015.

Under the proposal, Sacramento River water would be diverted into two 30-mile-long tunnels and conveyed under the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta to existing pumping facilities.


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