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Viewpoints: Brown tries to roll Delta in rush to dig tunnels 

Coalition response…Steve Heringer has a right to question the impacts of new Delta water conveyance on his family’s farming operation. But neither he nor the Delta as a whole exists in a vacuum. Thousands of San Joaquin Valley farms and 25 million Californians depend on water that flows through the Delta and they have already faced significant water shortages – shortages that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is intended to fix. This is a time when Californians should come together, including Delta advocates, to solve problems that in some cases have been 150 years in the making.

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