Congressman Garamendi: Alternatives to Delta tunnels boondoggle overlooked: State admits a $3 Billion error in their analysis but continues to ignore comprehensive plans that would actually address California’s water needs

From Congressman John Garamendi’s office:

garamendi“Congressman John Garamendi (CA-3), former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, joins other Northern California Members of Congress in pointing to a nearly $3 billion error made by the State as yet another indication that Governor Brown’s proposed $14.5 billion Delta Tunnels water grab isn’t ready for prime time. Including construction of the Delta Tunnels, the entire project is expected to cost water ratepayers and California taxpayers over $25 billion. As an alternative to this boondoggle, Congressman Garamendi has offered an updated version of his “Water Plan for All of California,” which is described below.

The California Natural Resources Agency released a correction to revise the state’s original cost estimate of an alternative, smaller water project supported by a broad array of interests, including Northern California Members of Congress.  The state originally asserted the alternative to the governor’s plan would save $3 billion and that this was too small of a savings to merit changing the Governor’s plan. But late Tuesday night, the state admitted it had made a mistake and that the alternative would actually be $6 billion less expensive than the Governor’s tunnels – a $3 billion difference. … “

Read the entire press release here:  Alternatives to Delta Tunnels Boondoggle Overlooked

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