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Coalition response…Take a look at www.farmwater.org/exportthrottle.pdf to gain a better understanding of how water that flows through the Delta would be managed under BDCP. When flows in the Sacramento River are low, such as 15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), the export level is significantly reduced. In this situation the flow through the tunnel would be less than one-third its capacity when using the example of Sunday’s mean flow of the river at Freeport. It is important that people realize how export operations are actually planned under BDCP, and not base opinions on frightening examples that will be prevented by operational plans already being discussed.