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Coalition response…Alternatives to the Plan fail to achieve the two goals established by the Legislature in 2009 – achieving water supply reliability and restoring the Delta ecosystem. Biologists, researchers, economists and others have looked at the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and its proposed tunnels and have concluded the current Plan is the best option to answer the State Legislature that demanded restoration of the Delta ecosystem and creation of a reliable water supply. Individuals and organizations continue to surface objections that have already been answered by years of research.
The water that currently flows through the Delta is taken by in-Delta users first and then delivered to 25 million Californians and nearly 4,000 farms south of the Delta. Those south of Delta users have suffered through 20 years of water supply cuts due to Endangered Species Act regulations. Why isn’t anyone talking about that?