Re "Water plan may shift Delta tunnels" (Page A1, Aug. 15): When I saw the news headlines about major changes to the Peripheral Tunnels plan, I felt a wave of relief.
Our 14,000-person town of Discovery Bay is a boating community. Our home values, economy, and way of life are based on easy Delta access. The construction project plan would cut the South Delta in half, blocking boating and recreation, impacting our economy.
Thinking that the state had finally woken up to realize one doesn't tear up a national treasure in order to save and preserve it, I felt a glimmer of hope. My relief was short-lived. Only the northern portion of the tunnel is being moved east.
But of course, the tunnels will ultimately remove our fresh water and our water quality will deteriorate. My joy would have been short-lived and our children and grandchildren still deprived forever of the Delta we love.
-- Jan McCleery, Discovery Bay