State auditor faults handling of delta tunnels planning contracts
Los Angeles Times » California water managers awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to a Sacramento consulting firm without going through the required competitive bidding process, according to the state auditor.
Feds working on environmental review to Delta tunnels project
A delta tunnel’s lofty ambitions have been scaled back
Los Angeles Times » Local water and federal fishery agencies are concerned the $15-billion California WaterFix project to build a water diversion and tunnel system under the Sacramento Delta may not significantly increase water delivery to southern California, or resolve the ecological problems caused by the reverse flow of the two Delta channels.
Things to Know about California’s giant twin tunnels project
Associated Press / U.S. News » The State of California is proposing a $15.7 billion project to build a 35-mile stretch of two four-story high tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River (the Sacramento Delta) to transport water from northern to southern California. The project would rival the Channel Tunnel in England and Boston’s Big Dig in scope and size. Local agencies are contemplating the cost-efficiency of the water they would receive as the project ill be paid fro by the downstream users benefiting from the tunnels.
How to Go About Burying 16,000-Ton Tunnel Segments Under a River
The Elizabeth River Tunnels project is a public-private partnership (P3) between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VirginiaDOT) and Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC). This article details how each of the eleven 16,000-ton tunnel segments will be installed in the Elizabeth River.