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Coalition response…There are major differences between the proposed 1982 Peripheral Canal and today’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The Canal had the capacity to transfer 21,800 cubic feet per second while the capacity for the BDCP’s two tunnels is only 9,000 cfs. The Canal was an isolated conveyance but BDCP allows for through-Delta operations and more flexibility to maintain in-Delta water quality. Learn more at www.farmwater.org/p-canalcomparison.pdf.
The Delta continues to deteriorate and increased regulatory restrictions to protect species are not proving fruitful. These restrictions are also limiting the ability of local, state and federal water agencies to move water to serve thousands of family farmers and 25 million Californians. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is the best opportunity available to secure a reliable water future for our state.