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A plan to build huge water tunnels gets September deadline

A levee in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
A levee in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
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When Southern California needs water, it takes a big gulp from the streams and waterways of Northern California.

One of those is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and a multi-billion dollar plan years in the making could overhaul how we get our water from there.

And officials have announced that it will make a decision on that plan by September.

Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow of the Water Policy Center at the Public Policy Institute of California, joins Take Two to explain what's at stake.

Listen to the full interview by clicking the audio player above.