Southern California's Largest Water District Approves $4.3 Billion for Delta Project

Two steps back, one step forward so far for the $17.7 billion California WaterFix tunneling project.

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October 12, 2017, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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Southern California's largest water district, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has agreed to spend $4.3 billion toward a $17.7 billion water project known as the California WaterFix.

Steve Scauzillo reports from Southern California on the big vote, writing that the MWD's vote could put the controversial project back on track after a couple of high profile setbacks. Though the vote by MWD amounts to approval from Southern California for the project, the project is not guaranteed to move forward.

For more on the MWD's vote, this time from a Northern California-based news outlet, see also a story by Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler. Their article notes that the MWD board did include dissenting opinions on the project: "Much of the opposition came from the board’s Los Angeles and San Diego delegates, who said the region should reduce its dependence on the Delta. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti came out against the project just as the Metropolitan board meeting got under way."

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