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Tunnels Study

Feb 13, 2018

State: Delta tunnels a good investment:  “More than six years after critics began calling for a full economic study of the Delta tunnels plan, the Brown administration released one on Tuesday, finding that the benefits outweigh the costs — albeit by a slim margin for some water users.  Delta interests immediately dismissed the study as skewed and speculative.  The new study looks only at the first of the two tunnels, which now are expected to be built in phases after officials couldn’t get water districts to commit to the full $17 billion cost. ... ”  Read more from the Stockton Record here:  State: Delta tunnels a good investment

Study commissioned by Brown administration says his Delta tunnels plan would pay off for farmers, cities: “Even a single water tunnel burrowed under the California’s Delta would be worth it for urban ratepayers and farmers who would to pay to build and maintain the project, according to an analysis released Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration.  The Department of Water Resources commissioned David Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley, to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of Brown’s Delta tunnels project. His report concludes that benefits outweigh the costs to ratepayers in every scenario he analyzed under a one-tunnel approach. … ”  Read more from the Sacramento Bee here:  Study commissioned by Brown administration says his Delta tunnels plan would pay off for farmers, cities

Study: Delta tunnels plan makes economic sense:  “The $11 billion first leg of California’s plan to divert water from its largest delta will pay dividends for cities and farmers and improve water quality, according to a state-sponsored study released Tuesday.  The long-awaited cost-benefit analysis, conducted by a University of California, Berkeley professor, concludes that it’s worth it for water suppliers to foot the bill for the ambitious public works project touted by Gov. Jerry Brown. It finds “under all scenarios analyzed” that the California WaterFix or “delta tunnels” would benefit stakeholders and provide billions in net benefits. ... ” Read more from the Courthouse News Service here:  Study: Delta tunnels plan makes economic sense

Study commissioned by Brown administration says his Delta tunnels plan would pay off for farmers, cities  Even a single water tunnel burrowed under the California’s Delta would be worth it for urban ratepayers and farmers who would to pay to build and maintain the project, according to an analysis released Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration. Ryan Sabalow in the Sacramento Bee

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