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Aquafornia news City Watch

Commentary: Will Angelinos be Submerged In a New Water Tunnel Tax?

From City Watch:

“It’s still Chinatown, and like Jake, we can’t forget it. On Tuesday (June 11), the powerful Metropolitan Water District (known as Met) will vote to take the first step towards raising property taxes to help pay for Governor Brown’s coveted twin-tunnel project 350 miles north of Los Angeles at an estimated price tag of $50 billion.
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Weekend Wrap-up: Sacramento Delta Flows; Bay Delta Tour

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Commentary: Big Data and Our Big Delta Plan

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

The Chronicle remains dubious of this plan. San Jose officials and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group endorse it. Most of the Bay Area is dependent in some portion on receiving delta water, so this is not an abstract policy discussion.

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Commentary: Big Data and Our Big Delta Plan

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

The Chronicle remains dubious of this plan. San Jose officials and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group endorse it. Most of the Bay Area is dependent in some portion on receiving delta water, so this is not an abstract policy discussion.

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Aquafornia news Fox and Hounds

Brown’s Water Fight Faces New Geographic Challenge

From Fox and Hounds:

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan for a massive, $24 billion water project rests on the innocuously named Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which weighs in at a door-stopping 30,000 pages and took seven years to complete.

An early version of the draft environmental impact report, released recently, killed another 20,000 pages worth of trees.

In the interests of time, here’s a synopsis of the heated discussion over the plan:

Northern California has the water.

Aquafornia news Valley Economy Blog

Commentary: New BDCP Economic Studies Use Outdated Growth Forecasts to Project Artificial Water Shortages

From the Valley Economy Blog:

There are so many problems in the cost and economic reports released last week by the BDCP, it is hard to know where to begin. From the messages in my in-box, I am not alone in identifying some of the more serious errors in the analysis that exaggerate water supply benefits to justify the tunnels.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Latest BDCP Chapters Released; Bay Delta Tour

Welcome back! Here’s the weekend wrap-up:

At the top of the scroll: The Brown administration released the latest chapters on an updated Bay Delta Conservation plan last week. The release sparked commentary and news stories across California. Northern California Congressional representatives held a related press conference Thursday, and also issued a statement.

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