Route of Calif.'s $15B water tunnels could change

The plan to build two tunnels to re-engineer the diversion of water in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California has changed. The new proposed route will now be 5 miles shorter and be moved away from residents in the northern part of the Delta to help lessen the project's effects on those residents, according to these articles. However, the new route could disrupt a bird refuge. Construction of tunnels and intakes, which would cost about $15 billion, is part of the approximately $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan that aims to "resolve decades of conflict over the Delta's freshwater supply."

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