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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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: