BDCP costs, “from the horse’s mouth”

Restore the Delta has been saying since last summer that the total cost of the Peripheral Tunnels/BDCP would be close to $55 billion, not the $14 billion BDCP kept talking about. Here, from the BDCP’s own documents, are supporting details of projected costs for the 50 years of the permit period:

Construction – $14.5 billion
Operations and maintenance – $1.5 billion
Interest on Tunnel Revenue bonds – $26.3 billion
Habitat and Conservation – $7 billion
Interest on General Obligation Bonds – $3.2 billion
Administration and Research – $1.6 billion

TOTAL – $54.1 billion

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