How Jerry Brown’s plan to build two giant water tunnels could devastate the largest estuary on the West Coast.
Nearly everyone in California drinks freshwater from distant rivers or streams. The East Bay taps the Mokelumne River in the Sierra foothills; San Francisco pumps its water out of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park; and Southern California imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California.
By Joaquin Palomino
Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013