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What’s the future of Gov. Jerry Brown’s delta tunnel project?

SACRAMENTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 29:  A fisherman casts his line into the Sacramento River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta on September 29, 2005 south of Sacramento, California. Officials say that the dikes of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta are in worse shape than those that broke and flooded New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. There is a two-in-three chance that a catastrophic earthquake or storm in the next 50 years will damage the levees enough to cause the kind destruction that engulfed New Orleans, according to experts. Such an event would affect the water supply that serves two-thirds of California and create a nightmare traffic jam on Highway 4, the two-lane road that would be the major evacuation route, if it is not damaged beyond usability. 1,600 miles of levees protect the delta's islands, which lie well below sea-level, and most were built more than 100 years ago. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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A fisherman casts his line into the Sacramento River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta on September 29, 2005.

The fate of a project that could cost Southern California water consumers billions of dollars hangs on a vote Tuesday at the Metropolitan Water District.

The fate of a project that could cost Southern California water consumers billions of dollars hangs on a vote Tuesday at the Metropolitan Water District.

It’s the California Water Fix. A $17-billion plan championed by Gov. Jerry Brown to build giant water tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. It would change how Northern California water is conveyed to the southern part of the state.

Who votes on the project? Read the full story here.

The MWD board meeting with the vote will be at noon.

Guests:

Sharon McNary, KPCC’s infrastructure reporter who’s been following the story; she’s reporting from the Metropolitan Water District board meeting

Eric Bergh, manager of resources at Calleguas Municipal Water District, which imports and distributes water to most of Ventura County; his focus includes environmental review, developer fees and conservation

Jeffrey Michael, executive director, Center for Business and Policy Research, at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, where he focuses on environmental economics and regional economic forecasting

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