Planning Process

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EIR/EIS

All California WaterFix environmental review documentation released prior to 2018 can be accessed here.

July 19, 2018
Conceptual Engineering Report (2018)

Byron Tract Forebay Option

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.

December 22, 2016
California WaterFix Final Environmental Documents Now Available

The final environmental analysis for California WaterFix (Alternative 4A) is now available.  The project’s Lead Agencies ‘ the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ‘  identified WaterFix as the preferred alternative to modernize California’s 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.

September 16, 2015
DISB RDEIR/SDEIS COMMENTS – DWR STATEMENT

DWR Statement Regarding Delta Independent Science Board Comments on RDEIR/SDEIS

Statement from Cassandra Enos-Nobriga, program manager for the California Department of Water Resources, about the Delta Independent Science Board comments on the Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS) for California WaterFix.

July 22, 2015
COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED

RDEIR/SDEIS 60-Day Public Comment Period Extension

JULY 22, 2015 | The California Department of Water Resources and the Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced today a 60-day extension of the public comment period for the joint Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR)/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix.

July 9, 2015
BDCP/CA WATERFIX RDEIR/SDEIS

RECIRCULATED ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS

The updated environmental analysis for the BDCP/California WaterFix is now available for public review. The official comment period begins on Friday, July 10th.