The Sacramento Bee » A Bay Area water agency agreed Tuesday to pump $650 million into Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnels project, providing a meaningful boost for the controversial $16.7 billion plan. The 4-3 vote by the Santa Clara Valley Water District brings the tunnels project, which would overhaul the troubled heart of California’s aging water delivery network, a step closer to being fully funded.
CBS » Silicon Valley’s largest water district is showing renewed interest in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive tunnels to ferry water to the southern part of the state. The Mercury News reports the Santa Clara Valley Water District is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to commit up to $650 million to the project.
News Deeply » Metropolitan’s decision puts the project on a much firmer financial footing, but Lisa Lien-Mager, deputy secretary for communications at the California Natural Resources Agency, said there are a few water agencies that still need to take specific funding commitments to their boards and more details on the project funding will be available in May.