Pricey tunnel sparks talk of water sales
Getting water through a tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta would be pricey.
So pricey, some Kern County water districts were looking for an “off-ramp” by potentially selling their main state water supply out of the county.
The request was shot down at a special meeting on Nov. 6 by the Kern County Water Agency, which holds the contract for state water on behalf of 13 area water districts.
That denial could jeopardize funding from Kern water districts for the proposed tunnel, known as the Delta Conveyance.