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Coalition’s response…Jerry Meral, Deputy Resources Secretary, has specifically stated in public meetings that existing water rights will be protected under the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). In response to concerns by some water rights holders who fear BDCP will prevent their continued use of water, Meral has said “we are going to extraordinary efforts to make sure our plan doesn’t do that. We will not ask the State Water Board to require anyone upstream of the Delta to change their water operation in compensation for something that we’re going to be applying for. It’s been a consistent theme for the last several years and we’re going to continue that.”