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Corporate agribusiness interests are backing the raising of the Dam, in tandem with Governor Jerry Brown's Bay-Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels, in order to export more northern California water to irrigate drainage-impaired land of the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. The construction of the tunnels would hasten the extinction of Central Valley salmon, Delta smelt, longfin smelt and other fish species. Photo of Joe Simmons, Winnemem Wintu Tribe member, Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, and Kayla Carpenter, Hoopa Valley Tribe member, at the State Capitol at a protest against Governor Jerry Brown's peripheral tunnel plan on July 25. Photo by Dan Bacher.
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