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Delta plan doesn’t sit well locally

Coalition response…The concern the water users in the Delta have is one that other water users in California can relate to – water shortages for the last 20 years. A large part of the water lost due to environmental regulations flowed to the ocean with no measurable ecosystem benefit. A part of that water could have been serving 25 million people and growing local food in a farm state that is more productive than any other region on earth. That water can be put to use when the right conditions make it available.

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is focused on creating a reliable water supply and a restored Delta ecosystem. Public water agencies are seeking the reliability that would provide near average deliveries to what they have received over the last 15 years, which is a reasonable compromise Californians can support.

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