Adding to the suggestion list – and controversy – around the issue of conveyance through the Delta, six environmental and business organizations recently wrote to Federal and State agency leaders requesting formal consideration of a “portfolio-based alternative” in the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) process. Seven water agencies followed with a letter of support for the alternative.
The letters both describe the approach necessary to achieve real and measurable progress toward the Two Co-Equal Goals and protection of the Delta as an evolving place, as outlined in the 2008 Delta Vision Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan, authored by the Delta Vision Task Force, became the basis for the historic water package passed by the Legislature in 2009.
By Charles Gardiner, Executive Director