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Aging levees need our full attention

Coalition response…The stability of levees throughout California’s water system is important. That importance is heightened when one considers the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the role it plays in today’s water delivery system. According to DWR Director Mark Cowin, “California has invested to keep key sections of Delta levees strong – $300 million since 2005 – and will continue to do so. But to rely solely on levees to safeguard a water supply critical to the state’s nearly $2 trillion economy would be negligent.” It is good news that DWR will continue to invest in Delta levees and at the same time move forward with the Bay Delta Conservation Plan that will create a reliable water supply for 25 million Californians and almost 4,000 farmers while restoring the Delta ecosystem.

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