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Agencies Say Calif. Skirted Reviews On Water Tunnel Testing

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Agencies Say Calif. Skirted Reviews On Water Tunnel Testing

Law360 (August 12, 2020, 10:15 PM EDT) — The California Department of Water Resources broke the law when it approved invasive testing ahead of a planned diversion project without a sufficient environmental review, according to a group of water agencies along the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

In a complaint filed Monday in state court, the Central Delta Water Agency, South Delta Water Agency and local agencies for the North Delta claimed the state is rushing to begin testing along the proposed path for a massive water diversion project that would see a large tunnel built roughly 150 feet underground.

The agencies say the CDWR inappropriately relied on an inadequate…

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