Delta Tunnel Project to Generate $38 Billion in Economic Benefits As Costs Rise

May 20, 2024

Via: ENR

A new financial analysis of California’s ambitious but controversial Delta Conveyance Project indicates it would create billions of dollars in benefits even though the price tag has increased substantially. The massive tunnel project, California’s largest water infrastructure project in decades, would net economic benefits more than double its costs, according to state officials.

In a benefit-cost analysis released on May 16, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) estimated that the Delta Conveyance Project will result in an overall economic benefit of $38 billion, most of it coming from increased reliability of urban water supply.

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