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Rendering of one of three proposed intake facilities along the Sacramento River for CA Water Fix.

Significant vote on Twin Tunnels at noon:

Will they or won't they? Metropolitan Water District, Southern California's largest water supply agency, will be voting at noon today on whether or not to fund two tunnels or the phased construction of one larger tunnel now and a second tunnel later. Yesterday afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown sent a letter to the Board of the district, urging them to vote to support full construction of the twin tunnels.

Simultaneously, the State Water Resources Control Board is continuing to hold its CA Water Fix permit hearings, in which biologists are testifying that the Water Fix, as currently proposed, will have significant and adverse impacts to fish and wildlife.

CA Water Fix is the largest proposed water infrastructure project in decades. Whether you are a proponent or opponent, this project will certainly alter California's entire water system, and is likely to have unintended consequences as the history of large-scale projects has repeatedly shown. Should a water district in Southern California be able to decide the future of water management for the entire state, and the health of Northern California's rivers and wildlife?

Stay tuned!
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