PLANNING PROCESS

Alternative 4A reflects the state's proposal to separate the conveyance facility and habitat restoration measures into two separate efforts: California WaterFix and California EcoRestore. These two efforts are a direct reflection of public comments and fulfill the requirement of the 2009 Delta Reform Act to meet co-equal goals.
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EIR/EIS
December 22, 2016
California WaterFix Final Environmental Documents Now Available

The final environmental analysis for California WaterFix (Alternative 4A) is now available.  The projectís Lead Agencies ó the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ó  identified WaterFix as the preferred alternative to modernize Californiaís primary water delivery system, guard against water supply disruptions, and improve conditions for threatened and endangered fish.  

December 19, 2016
BDCP/CA WaterFix Final EIR/EIS Available on Dec. 22

Final Environmental Documents Available on Thursday

The California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Lead Agencies) have completed the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/ EIS). This document has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and will be available at www. BayDeltaConservationPlan.com on December 22, 2016.

October 30, 2015
STATEMENT ON CLOSE OF RDEIR/SDEIS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

DWR & USBR Statement on Close of Public Comment Period

Today ends the public comment period on the updated draft environmental documents that analyze the potential effects of changing the primary water diversion system in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The alternatives analyzed include California WaterFix, the project preferred by the administration of Governor Edmund G. Brown to achieve the co-equal goals of enhancing the Delta ecosystem and improving water supply reliability.

PERMITS
January 05, 2017
AQUATIC SCIENCE PEER REVIEW PHASE 2B

The purpose of the California WaterFix (WaterFix) Aquatic Science Peer Review Phase 2B is to provide the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) with an independent scientific evaluation of draft sections of the NMFS' and FWS' Biological Opinions (BiOps) on WaterFix for all federal Endangered Species Act-listed aquatic species and their critical habitat.

November 29, 2016
Aquatic Science Peer Review Phase 2A

The purpose of the California WaterFix Aquatic Science Peer Review is to provide the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) with an independent scientific evaluation of the methods and approaches for developing the joint Biological Opinion requirements and analyses prepared for the CDFW 2081 (b) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) application for the California WaterFix. The Phase 2A review will focus on the latter. 

October 07, 2016
Incidental Take Permit Application for California WaterFix

Section 2081(b) of the California Endangered Species Act

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has submitted an incidental intake application for California WaterFix to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) in compliance with the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). Consistent with the federal Endangered Species Act process where DWR and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently submitted the California WaterFix biological assessment addressing incidental take of federally-listed species, DWR has submitted this application to DFW in compliance with Section 2081(b) of CESA to address incidental take of state-listed species for the California WaterFix.