Delta costs and benefits analysis

Last week state officials said there would be a cost-benefit analysis of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which includes building the so-called peripheral tunnel circumventing the Delta.

It sounds like a win for local officials, who have been beating the drum for a detailed analysis of the costs and benefits of building the project, beyond the $14 billion it is expected it would cost to build the conveyance system. San Joaquin and other counties in the Delta want to see in great detail about the direct and indirect costs to the region will be.

Here is just one example from about a year ago, where the need for the analysis made the top-ten list of concerns about the BDCP from the five-county coalition of Delta counties. Alex Breitler posted the letter in his blog post.

There’s no study, yet, so it’s too early to tell if it will look at everything local folks think it should.


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