NULL California WaterFix

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
July 21, 2017
DWR CERTIFIES FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterFix NOD Signed

The Notice of Determination (NOD) for the California WaterFix environmental analysis was signed today, clearing a major milestone toward modernization of the state’s primary water delivery system. With finalization of the NOD and associated decision documents, DWR has approved WaterFix as the proposed project under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Validation
July 21, 2017
VALIDATION ACTION FILED FOR FINANCING OF CALIFORNIA WATERFIX

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) filed a ‘validation action’ with the Sacramento County Superior Court regarding DWR’s authority to, among other things, issue revenue bonds to finance the planning, design, construction and other capital costs of California WaterFix.

Permits
July 28, 2017
INCIDENTAL TAKE PERMIT ISSUED FOR CALIFORNIA WATERFIX

WaterFix Section 2081(b) Permit

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued an incidental take permit for the construction and operation of California WaterFix in compliance with Section 2081(b) of the California Endangered Species Act.

June 26, 2017
CALIFORNIA WATERFIX TAKES CRITICAL STEP FORWARD WITH ISSUANCE OF BIOLOGICAL OPINIONS

WaterFix Biological Opinions

After extensive consultation with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have released their biological opinions for the proposed construction and operation of California WaterFix. These agencies are responsible for the protection of species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA).