Officials to hold public office hours to answer questions about Delta project

Published: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 - 6:35 am

State officials will hold public office hours at Sacramento-area libraries over the next few weeks to answer questions about their proposed water diversion tunnel project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The $25 billion project calls for new water intakes on the Sacramento River near Courtland, and two tunnels, each 40 feet in diameter and 30 miles long, that would divert water under the estuary.

The work would be funded by water ratepayers and farmers who benefit from the project, mostly in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley.

It also includes 100,000 acres of habitat restoration to be paid for by future bond measures, if voters approve.

The first three sessions are: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mary Stephens Library in Davis, 315 E. 14th St.; 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Clarksburg Library, 52915 Netherlands Road, and 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Courtland Library, 170 Primasing Ave.

For more information on the sessions and additional dates, go to ht.ly/nXYFE, or contact Lauren Bisnett at (916) 653-7564 or lauren.bisnett@water.ca.gov.

Contact The Bee's Matt Weiser at (916) 321-1264. Follow him on Twitter @matt_weiser.

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