Re "Water plan may shift Delta tunnels" (Page A1, Aug. 15): No matter what you call it: the BDCP, The Tunnels, or The Big Suck, there is no benefit for northern California in this proposal. The newest version of the BDCP changes nothing--modifying a few details won't improve a bad plan. The BDCP remains a water transfer with a horrific footprint.
How can diverting water possibly help the water-based ecologies of the Delta and Bay? How can removing this water possibly be termed "conservation"? How can we justify the 20 to 50 billion dollar cost of this nonsense?
If the Delta is broken, it is because of excessive water exports. It is impossible to improve the Delta fisheries by removing water.
-- Cathy Hemly, Courtland