BAY DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN
From Chico Enterprise-Record - Thursday, April 4, 2013
Coalition response...Existing contracts govern the amount of water that will be delivered to users south of the Delta through the tunnels. The tunnels serve a two-fold purpose, creating a reliable water supply of available water and protecting fish in the Delta. There are no provisions within the Bay Delta Conservation Plan that would increase the amount of water for water users beyond the current contracts.
By Carolee Krieger
From LA Daily News - Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Coalition response...No one disputes that the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is in trouble and in need of fixing. Likewise, the State and federal water projects were built when California's population was less than half of today's 38 million. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) provides a means to remedy these problems in a manner that benefits all Californians. The BDCP tunnels will receive water from the Sacramento River in an area that the endangered Delta smelt is not present. The water flowing through the tunnels will be delivered to 25 million Californians and 3 million acres of farmland that grows the fresh fruits, vegetables and other crops that the public depend upon. Habitat will also be created to protect endangered fish from predators. The amount of water that will be delivered is controlled by existing contracts that provide users with rights to that water. The BDCP is designed to reliably deliver water that people already have a right to use. It will not "drain" the Delta, and in fact, is prohibited by law from doing so. See the facts about the BDCP's export restrictions at farmwater.org/exportthrottle.pdf.
From Orange County Register - Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Coalition response...Southern California residents have much at stake when it comes to a safe and secure water supply. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a critical component of the state's water supply system and assuring that it works properly should be high on our list of priorities. We have already seen a loss of more than 800,000 ace-feet of water this year alone because of environmental restrictions that affect Southern California's water supply. Fortunately a plan is in the works that protects the environment and delivers the water we need.
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a comprehensive effort to improve water supply reliability and the Delta ecosystem. It is much more than creating a few wetlands and building a pair of tunnels. The BDCP is an approach to fixing numerous ecological and conveyance issues that currently prevent the reliable delivery of water. Scientists and researchers have worked for years in developing the BDCP as the best opportunity to create a dependable water supply and a restored Delta ecosystem. The result of these efforts is the current BDCP and it provides a secure water future for California.
From Fresno Business Journal - Wednesday, April 3, 2013
From Western Farm Press - Wednesday, April 3, 2013
BAY DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN
From Central Valley Business Times - Tuesday, April 2, 2013
From Merced Sun-Star - Wednesday, April 3, 2013
From SF Chronicle - Thursday, April 4, 2013
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From Woodland Democrat - Wednesday, April 3, 2013