Newsom Backs Single Water Tunnel for Dry Southern California (2)

Feb. 12, 2019, 7:52 PMUpdated: Feb. 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Take smaller sips, Southern California.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) backs only a single new tunnel in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to supply the state’s thirsty southern end.

That’s a break from Newsom’s predecessor Gov. Jerry Brown who had championed the $17 billion plan to build two tunnels to ferry water to Southern California.

“I do not support the WaterFix as currently configured,” Newsom said during his Feb. 12 state of the state speech. “Meaning, I do not support the twin tunnels. But we can build on the important work that’s already been done. That’s ...

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