Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

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.

Bouldin Island (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

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.

Jones Pumping Plant intake (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)