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For years, California has struggled with how to provide water to its citizens from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in a way that allows for a reliable supply while attending to the needs of the environment and the Delta community.
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) simultaneously takes on improving water supply reliability and ushering in widespread habitat creation and enhancement. Under its charge, more than 100,000 acres worth of habitat projects would be created or protected at a cost of about $4 billion, to be paid for largely with public money. The goal of the BDCP is to be a key part of the Delta Plan, the lengthy document adopted May 16 by the Delta Stewardship Council.
This issue of Western Water looks at the BDCP and the Coalition to Support Delta Projects, issues that are aimed at improving the health and safety of the Delta while solidifying California’s long-term water supply reliability.
This issue includes the pro and con views of the proposed Delta tunnels and explains some of the projects supported by the Coalition to Support Delta Projects.
Also included in the full article is further explanation of the broad scope of the Delta Plan and discussion of the latest PPIC report, Stress Relief: Prescriptions for a Healthier Delta Ecosystem.
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