The Delta Plan lays out a framework to build two gigantic tunnels to shunt water around the Sacramento Delta to Central Valley agriculture and Los Angeles. At least seven lawsuits have just been filed blocking it. This is the California version of the mother of all water wars.
“I think, in part, it’s unavoidable,” he said. “The Delta is really the perfect storm of virtually every environmental issue and environmental controversy you could imagine in California.”
It also pits northern California and the SF Bay Area directly against Big Ag and the Metropolitan Water District of southern California. This is a big money, big stakes fight. Think Chinatown but much bigger.