MWD says yes to tunnels to help bring water to Southland, this is how much it’s going to cost – Orange County Register

In a historic vote, Southern California’s largest water agency voted to help build the state’s massive Delta Water Project on Tuesday.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted to spend $4.3 billion to help pay for the $17 billion project, contributing the largest share of any agency in the state. The project, dubbed WaterFix, would include installing three in-takes north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and building two, 35-mile concrete diversion tunnels to move water more efficiently into thirsty Central and Southern California.

Six of the agency’s 38 directors voted against joining the effort  — including three from Los Angeles, two from San  Diego and one from Santa Monica. The final vote was 28 yes, six no and two abstentions, with two directors absent.

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