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Twin Tunnels $11 billion water project up for re-vote after backroom dealing revealed

The skylight above the MWD headquarters lobby.
Karen Foshay/KPCC
The board will vote again on the ambitious Twin Tunnel project

In April, the Metropolitan Water District Board cast a historic vote to fund much of the Bay Delta Twin Tunnels project, an investment of about $11 billion dollars. But now, that vote will be repeated to resolve questions about whether the original vote was legal. Newly released texts and emails show how some board members relied on backroom politics to push through a very high stakes project.