Council Weighs in on Bay Delta Conservation Plan

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The Bay Area Council has weighed in with its general support for the environmental review of the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the historic $23 billion plan that calls for building two 35-mile tunnels beneath the Delta and restoring 100,000 acres of Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta habitat. In a July 25 letter, the Council conveyed its support for a dual conveyance system and the major findings of the environmental impact report.

The Council also expressed concerns about the operation of the system, noting that the BDCP is not the complete answer to California’s water problems and that additional water storage must be provided. The Council also raised concerns about how the plan will be financed. To engage in the Council’s water policy work, contact Policy Manager Adrian Covert.

Read the full letter.

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