Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Cost of Water

The San Joaquin Valley Westlands Water District--the largest irrigation district in the United States--voted no on Governor Brown's Delta Tunnels project to increase the amount of Sacramento River water flowing to the Central Valley and Southern California. Fearing high taxes levied on irrigators to finance the tunnels, this vote could spell the end of Brown's legacy project, that has pitted the Winnemem Wintu tribe at Shasta Lake against the Governor's plan which they believe would cause extinction of their Chinook salmon.


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