Re "Voters would reject tunnel" (Letters, March 26): The California Legislature voted in 2009 for the co-equal goals of a reliable water supply and the restoration of the Delta ecosystem. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is in response to that mandate.
People fearful of diversions of the water flowing through it should understand that limits exist to safeguard the estuary. The amount of water the project could move is based on river conditions.
There is little similarity between the Bay Delta Conservation Plan's tunnels that are designed to move water to 25 million Californians and three million acres of farmland and the 1982 Peripheral Canal proposal. The tunnels would carry a maximum of 9,000 cubic feet per second of water while the canal's capacity would have been 21,800 cfs.
-- Mike Wade, California Farm Water Coalition, Sacramento