OPINION: A Single Tunnel Might Make Sense for California

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to drill two enormous tunnels to divert water to the Central Valley and Southern California should have been buried a long time ago. The $17 billion price is too high, as is the risk of an out-and-out water grab at the expense of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast. But the governor stubbornly resisted alternatives to his California WaterFix — until now.