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Coalition response…The Legislature instructed the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to accomplish two goals in its approach to the Delta: Create a reliable water supply and improve the Delta ecosystem. That has been the focus of years of research and study funded by water suppliers. Critics of BDCP attempt to cloud the issue by introducing a proposal that doesn’t provide sufficient water supply benefits for all water users. While important, improving local water supplies, increased conservation and other actions, coupled with an undersized tunnel will simply not meet the state’s future water supply needs.
Introducing a “portfolio” of actions this late in the BDCP process does nothing other than to create delay in achieving a reliable water supply and an improved Delta ecosystem.