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Twin tunnels plan gains momentum

Coalition response…BDCP is part of a larger effort to improve California water management including the bay delta plan, and when completed will work in conjunction with other local and regional efforts. BDCP does not replace water management practices such as conservation, recycling and other water-saving techniques throughout the state. These efforts should continue but most individuals involved in the water industry recognize that these practices will not fulfill the need for a reliable water supply or restore the Delta ecosystem.

The suggestion of building more reservoirs is a good but fruitless idea if improved conveyance through the Delta is not achieved. The proposed BDCP tunnels will provide the conveyance that is needed for successful storage projects in the future.

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