WaterFix Tunnels Deeper Hole for Taxpayers

As we noted last October, the cost of Gov. Jerry Brown’s beloved delta water tunnel was estimated at $16 billion, more than 2.5 times larger than the expected benefits. This was according to Benefit-Cost Analysis of The California WaterFix, by Jeffrey Michael of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. The digging had yet to begin, but the project has already struck corruption.
According to the state auditor, the state Department of Water Resources “did not follow state law when it replaced the program manager for the conservation and conveyance program.” The DWR selected the Hallmark Group

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