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Evaluate alternatives to tunnels
Coalition response…The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and its proposed tunnels are not currently expected to deliver significantly different amounts of water that the average amount over the past 15 years. Some years is may be slightly more. Other years it will be less. The amount of water that will flow through the tunnels depends on the amount of water in the river, as illustrated at www.farmwater.org/exportthrottle.pdf.
The public is currently reviewing draft chapters of the BDCP that was developed through seven years of study by scientists and researchers. It is the best option to achieve a reliable water supply and a restored Delta ecosystem, both mandated goals by California’s Legislature.