NEWS ARCHIVE

DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL EIR/EIS RELEASED FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT Under NEPA
NEPA Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS

Public review of the California WaterFix Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS for compliance with NEPA begins on September 21, 2018, when the U.S Environmental Protection Agency posts the notice of availability in the Federal Register. The public comment period closes on November 5, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.


WaterFix Economic Analysis Finds Project Benefits Far Exceed Costs
WaterFix Benefit-Cost Analysis

The WaterFix Benefit-Cost Analysis analyzes the value of water system improvements and the related costs and benefits to potential participants in both the urban and agricultural sectors.


DELTA PLAN CERTIFICATION OF CONSISTENCY Submitted
DSC Consistency Determination

The Delta Reform Act, as implemented by the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC), requires a project proponent to certify through a Consistency Determination that proposed covered actions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are consistent with the co-equal goals identified in the Delta Reform Act and all applicable Delta Plan policies. The final Certification of Consistency for California WaterFix has been submitted.


Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS Released for Public Review and Comment
Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS

The California WaterFix Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS was prepared for the Department of Water Resources (DWR) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The updated environmental analysis covers footprint changes resulting from proposed design modifications that further minimize impacts of the project on local communities and the environment.


ADMINISTRATIVE DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL EIR/EIS Posted
Admin Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS

The California WaterFix Administrative Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS was prepared for the Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act. The updated environmental analysis covers footprint changes resulting from proposed design modifications that further minimize impacts of the project on local communities and the environment.


DWR Forms Partnership for Design and Construction of WaterFix
Statement from DWR

SACRAMENTO – Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) entered into a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement with the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), forming a partnership for the design and construction of California WaterFix.


Formation of Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority Announced 
WaterFix Implementation Details

After extensive study and analysis of major infrastructure projects, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and participating public water agencies are establishing a formal partnership to staff, design, contract, construct and finance the California WaterFix project.


California WaterFix Implementation Prompts Organizational Adjustments at DWR
Memo from DWR Director

California WaterFix marked several key milestones last year and in recent months, including the completion of the State’s environmental review process, productive collaboration on cost allocation among the State Water Contractors, and the advancement of promising implementation and financing options. Final permitting for WaterFix is on the horizon and implementation is imminent.


Statement Regarding California Water Fix
DWR Director Statement on SCVWD Vote

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors voted 4 to 3 to fully participate in California WaterFix. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) released this statement by Director Karla Nemeth regarding the board’s decision:


Governor Brown Issues Statement on Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Vote to Support WaterFix
Governor Brown Statement on SCVWD Vote

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding today’s vote by the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors to support WaterFix, California’s effort to modernize the state’s water infrastructure:


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