False comparison between BDCP and Peripheral Canal

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Delta tunnels would be a disaster

Coalition response…Comparing the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s two tunnels to the Peripheral Canal of years past is a false comparison. The two tunnels have a capacity to move 9,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) while the Peripheral Canal’s capacity was 21,800 cfs. The tunnels include three, advanced technology screens to protect multiple species of fish; the Peripheral Canal had only one screen designed to protect salmon and striped bass. Visit https://farmwater.org/p-canalcomparison.pdf and learn more.

Benefiting from the Bay Delta Conservation Plan would be 25 million Californians who rely on the Delta for a portion of their water supply, plus three million acres of farmland that grows the fresh fruits and vegetables that consumers seek in their grocery stores.

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