California Needs A Fresh Start for its Water Future, Not the Delta Tunnel

California Needs A Fresh Start for its Water Future, Not the Delta Tunnel

California Needs A Fresh Start for its Water Future, Not the Delta Tunnel
Photo courtesy Delta Counties Coalition

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 22, 2022) — Please join the (DCC) (elected officials from Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo counties) to learn about the State’s controversial Delta Tunnel Project, its impact beyond the Delta, why it matters to your jurisdiction, and to instead promote statewide water solutions that benefit all communities.

This summer, the draft environmental review documents for the State’s Tunnel/Delta Conveyance Project will be released for public review.

This project would involve over a decade of construction and would divert up to 6,000 cubic feet per second from the Sacramento River, dramatically reducing freshwater flows through the Delta. This would have negative impacts on the health of the estuary, local communities, Delta recreation, and fish and wildlife.

As communities, businesses, and farms throughout the state seek more reliable water supplies, California needs sustainable and cost-effective solutions, not a massive $16 billion-dollar plus Tunnel/Delta Conveyance Project that won’t add a single drop of new water to the system.

This summit will be a forum to respond as a region to the State’s Tunnel proposal and work toward more resilient and equitable water portfolio alternatives that don’t create a sacrifice zone in the Delta.   Read More.

Summit meeting

The in-person and online summit will be held on

Friday, June 24, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

In-person Location: Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers

700 H Street, 1st Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Online Zoom link available upon registration. To register, click here.


Supervisor Diane Burgis
Diane Burgis

Supervisor Diane Burgis proudly serves the 230,000 residents of Contra Costa County’s 3rd Supervisorial District — the largest of the five districts - covering Antioch, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, and Oakley in East Contra Costa County.

She was elected to office in 2016 and re-elected to her second term with 67.74% of the vote in March 2020. In January 2021, she was appointed Chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.