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Hearings Begin On California Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnel Project

July 26, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California water regulators heard arguments for and against Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial plan to build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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Groups Sue California's Largest Water Wholesaler Over Land Purchase

April 14, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Two counties and several environmental groups in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are suing California’s largest water wholesaler over its purchase of Delta land.

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Spraying For Water Hyacinth In The Delta Starts Thursday

March 8, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

More boats, manpower and other resources will be used this year on the invasive weed.

State Regulators Consider Delta Tunnels Plan

January 28, 2016

A plan to build two 35-mile long water tunnels is now in the hands of state regulators. The tunnels would carry water from northern California to central and southern California.

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Drought Test California's Water Rights System

September 28, 2015 | Katie Orr

California has a 100-year-old system for managing who gets to take water from rivers and streams. That system got tested this summer.

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California Builds Emergency Barrier In Drought To Protect Water Supplies

May 25, 2015 | Amy Quinton

The drought in California is causing saltwater to intrude deep into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Water managers are constructing a rock barrier to prevent salt from affecting drinking water for millions of Californians.

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