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California’s $16 Billion Climate-Hardy Water Tunnel Moves Ahead

Dec. 9, 2020, 1:41 AM

California’s plans to build a new tunnel to move water from the northern Delta to the thirsty, populous south of the state advanced a step Tuesday, when a key partner agreed to help fund some of the effort.

The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest treated water supplier in the nation, voted to pay nearly $59 million in 2021 and 2022 to the state Department of Water Resources to help move the project forward.

The Delta Conveyance project is a key part of modernizing the state’s water delivery system, which officials say is vulnerable to ...

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