Planning Process

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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).