Bouldin Island (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

SoCal Water District Buys S.F. Island for $175M

Southern California’s largest water district has secured a $175 million deal to purchase five small islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in a move that frightens some of the state’s agricultural interests, but could serve as a boon to Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial water tunnel project.

Jones Pumping Plant intake (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Dianne Feinstein to Obama: Turn on the Taps!

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) penned an open letter to President Obama on Thursday urging an increase in water pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to thirsty farms and communities in Southern California.

Jerry Brown Obama farm (AFP / Getty)

California to Seize Farms for Jerry Brown’s Water Tunnels

The State of California is planning to use eminent domain law to acquire hundreds of farms in the Delta for a controversial, multi-billion-dollar underground water tunnel project proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

San Joaquin River (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Drought: Farmers Offer 25% of Water in Exchange for No Future Cuts

Select farmers in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta have offered to give up one quarter of their allotted water supply this year to help California combat its devastating four-year-long drought. The farmers, who hold senior water rights to

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Jerry Brown to Environmentalist Water Tunnel Critics: ‘Shut Up’

California Gov. Jerry Brown had some sharp words for environmentalist critics of his proposed Sacramento River water tunnels. On Wednesday, Brown told critics of his $15 billion plan to “shut up, because you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about,” according to the AP.