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SoCal water agencies press ambitious plan to remake Sacramento Delta

by Molly Peterson | Take Two

60 miles southwest of the state capital, the Bay Delta is where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers merge, and where water from the north of the state mixes with water that meets in the San Francisco Bay. A third of the water in Southern California comes from this area. Mae Ryan/KPCC

The state begins taking public comments tomorrow on plans for its most ambitious water project ever. The California Department of Water Resources wants to restore the ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, while replumbing how Southern California gets much of its water. 

KPCC's Molly Peterson says ratepayers here could foot much of the project's $25-billion tab.

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