The WaterFix planning process began in 2006, initially proposed as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). State and federal agencies proposed updating the State Water Project (SWP) by adding new points of diversion in the north Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta).
More than 25 million Californians rely on water that comes from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and then travels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). This map provides a glimpse into some of the urban communities that depend on this water.
This winter brought significant rain to California, but we missed an opportunity to capture and store much of it. Use of the existing south Delta pumps was limited in order to minimize harm to native fish species. California WaterFix would have allowed water to be captured and stored while meeting standards to protect fish and water quality. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) tracked how we could have met the stateís dual goals of environmental protection and water supply reliability this winter, if WaterFix were in place.
A brief compilation of answers to frequently asked questions regarding the project.
New visual animations explore several topics including the proposed California WaterFix intake facilities and Clifton Court Forebay Pumping Plant.