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Coalition response…Years of study have gone into the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to achieve the goals of achieving a reliable water supply and a restored Delta ecosystem, as mandated by the California Legislature. Scientists and researchers have studied multiple options and the current proposal includes the twin tunnels with a capacity of 9,000 cfs.
Contrary to those who believe the tunnels will drain the Sacramento River or take away flows needed for the Delta, the water flowing through the tunnels will increase and decrease according to available water supply.
The alternative plan being pushed by NRDC features a single 3,000 cfs tunnel is insufficient to meet the needs of all water users, especially farmers in the San Joaquin Valley. BDCP researchers studied a similar undersized proposal more than a year ago and concluded that it did not meet the legislative directive that governs the BDCP. Results of that research can be found here.