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Friends of Restore the Delta:

We believe that we have a solid 12-18 months of continued work to stop the tunnels once and for all, and that we are helping to create conditions that will make project construction impossible to commence.

In a response to the success of our work in raising the opposition to the Delta Tunnels project among water districts and ratepayers, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Brown Administration are now regrouping to advance a single 6,000 cfs tunnel project. We accomplished a great deal over the last four months to stop the project. However, we only reached one-third of our fundraising goal this last year, as we were fully focused on organizing to alter water district votes for the tunnels throughout the state. We now need immediate funding to continue the effort.

Despite the outcome of the state and federal audits, the loss of federal funding, and overall administrative disarray, the Department of Water Resources is continuing to push ahead at the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) with the permitting process for the change in the point of diversion so as to facilitate building a tunnel/tunnels at some point in the future.

Restore the Delta has one of the most compelling public interest cases to present to the SWRCB because we have tracked and documented the misstatements made by water contractors to ratepayers throughout the state regarding costs and water deliveries with the Delta tunnels, in addition to water quality impacts on all Delta communities. We need funding to finish presenting our case.

Restore the Delta’s efforts in media work, organizing, and teaching advocates about California water management and policies led to the stopping of BDCP, and the sinking of CA WaterFix twin tunnels. We are the group to navigate the next round, but we need support.
We need to finish the fight, and send this project to the dustbin of failed plans, which can only happen with your continued financial assistance.

Thank you for your continued support. We are grateful for your confidence in our work.
Yours in service,

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla
Executive Director, Restore the Delta
Prefer to make a donation by phone or mail? To make a donation via phone, call 209-475-9550. To make a donation by mail, print and mail this form (form is optional) to 42 N. Sutter Street, Suite 506, Stockton, CA 95202. We are immensely grateful for your support and effort.

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