On Tuesday, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) Board of Directors voted to fund a majority (two-thirds) of the controversial “Twin Tunnels” infrastructure project that seeks to deliver water from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta to Southern California.  

A top priority of the Brown Administration, also known as the California WaterFix, the proposal has faced much opposition, and original funding for the project fell apart last year when agricultural districts in the San Joaquin Valley backed out.

While RCRC does not have a formal position on California WaterFix, given the switchyard role the Delta plays in the state’s water infrastructure, we have monitored the discussions, particularly to ensure water rights remain intact.

Detailed information on the California WaterFix can be accessed here.