Remaining planning work on Calif.'s proposed Bay Delta project could cost $1.2B

California's $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan that includes construction of two 40-foot-wide, 35-mile-long tunnels to distribute water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to cities and farmlands, needs an additional $1.2 billion for the remaining planning work that includes work-ready designs and extensive soil testing, according to water officials. About $240 million has already been spent on planning. State officials hope to authorize the project by 2014, which also include 100,000 acres of habitat restoration and three pumping stations.

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