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Letter: There’s a better idea than Delta tunnels
Coalition response…It would require 120 desalination plants the size of the recently approved Poseidon facility in San Diego County to meet the 6 MAF requirements of the State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project. With 840 miles of California coastline, a desal plant would have to be placed every seven miles and would still not connect to our current water distribution system.
The BDCP is a much cheaper and more environmentally-friendly solution.