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Coalition response…The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is the best choice for creating water supply reliability for 25 million Californians and almost 4,000 farmers and at the same time restoring the Delta ecosystem. The construction, operation and maintenance costs of the proposed conveyance tunnels will be funded by those who receive the water. BDCP also includes the restoration of more than 100,000 acres of habitat for the Delta ecosystem.
BDCP does not prevent the ongoing efforts related to conservation, recycling and other water management practices. These practices should continue but most water industry officials have acknowledged that these efforts will not replace the reliability provided by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.