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AquAlliance wary of water transfer deals in the works
Coalition response…Past transfers by Sacramento Valley water users have been rigidly reviewed by the California Department of Water Resources before implementation. Area of origin water users and the environment must not be harmed as a result of a transfer and the same applies to these proposed transfers. As the water moves through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a portion of the water remains in the Delta for environmental benefits.
Transfers safeguard the area of origin and also provide a needed water supply that is used by farmers to grow the food that consumers depend upon.