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Local members of Congress blast Delta tunnel proposal
Coalition response…Seven years of scientific research has gone into the development of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which is the best opportunity to provide a reliable water supply and to restore the Delta ecosystem, both mandates from the California Legislature. Recent proposals to fix the Delta have surfaced from individuals and organizations but do not fulfill this legislative directive. Changes have been made to BDCP from its earlier drafts, including a change in the tunnel capacity to transport water, from 21,000 cubic feet per second to only 9,000 cfs. Also changed as been the number of tunnels from three to two.
BDCP is the best opportunity California has to reliably deliver water to 25 million Californians and thousands of farmers and to restore the Delta ecosystem in a way that protects fish.