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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 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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