Remaining BDCP Administrative Draft Chapters Released for Public Review
May 29, 2013 - The California Natural Resources Agency has released the remaining chapters of the Administrative Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to the public. Chapters 8 -12 include specifics on the implementation costs and funding sources, alternative ways to avoid harm to endangered species, and integration of independent science into the Plan’s preparation.
A Public Meeting to discuss Administrative Draft Chapters 8-12 will be held on July 17 in Sacramento; additional details to come soon.
Administrative Draft Chapters 8 -12
News Release: Gov.Brown's Water Plan Cost, Benefits Details Released
Video: BDCP Final Chapters Press Conference
Estimated Cost to Implement the BDCP Brochure
Estimated Funding to Implement the BDCP Brochure
BDCP Chapter 9 Alternatives to Take Brochure
BDCP Appendix 9.A, Economic Benefits of Take Alternatives Brochure
BDCP: Integration of Independent Science Review Brochure
BDCP Draft Environmental Review Documents Now Available to Public
May 10, 2013 - The Consultant Administrative Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) is now available online for public review.
View the Consultant Administrative Draft EIR/EIS
Read the Press Release from the California Department of Natural Resources
View the EIR/EIS Overview Factsheet
View the latest blog, Full Analysis of Potential Impacts of BDCP Now Available
Progress Assessments on BDCP Administrative Draft
April 11, 2013 - The California Department of Water Resources received the following progress assessments on the Administrative Draft BDCP.
Administrative Draft BDCP Chapters Available for Review
March 27, 2013 - The California Natural Resources Agency release the second set of preliminary draft chapters of the BDCP, including Chapters 5-7.
March 14, 2013 - Today, the California Natural Resources Agency released the first four of 12 draft chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The release of these first chapters is another major milestone in the seven-year effort to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and provide a reliable water supply for two-thirds of California's population.
Draft BDCP Availability
Beginning Thusday, March 14, the California Natural Resources Agency plans to release a preliminary draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. A public review draft plan and formal comment period will be announced later this year.
The preliminary draft chapters will be available for viewing on the day of the release on the BDCP website. The release will occur in three stages and each release will be followed by a public meeting. The anticipated schedule is as follows:
March 14 BDCP release:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Existing Ecological Conditions
Chapter 3: Conservation Strategy
Chapter 4: Covered Activities and Associated Federal Actions
March 20 Public Meeting on Chapters 1-4
Ramada Inn, West Sacramento, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
March 27 BDCP release:
Chapter 5: Effects Analysis
Chapter 6: Plan Implementation
Chapter 7: Implementation Structure
April 4 Public Meeting on Chapters 5-7
Late May release:
Chapter 8: Implementation Costs and Funding Sources
Chapter 9: Alternatives to Take
Chapter 10: Integration of Independent Science into BDCP
Chapter 11: List of Preparers
Chapter 12: Glossary
Public Meeting on Chapters 8-12 (date to be determined)
Updated jobs study finds that BDCP would create jobs over the life of the project
February 26, 2013 - The California Natural Resources Agency has released an updated study that outlines the anticipated impacts of the BDCP’s proposed 9,000 cfs water delivery facility and habitat restoration on local and statewide employment. This updated study finds that there would be a net gain of more than 12,000 jobs in the Delta area and 137,000 full-time jobs over the 50-year life of the plan. View the full report here.
Joint Announcement on BDCP and California's Water Future
On July 25, 2012 California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Assistant Administrator for Fisheries Eric Schwaab outlined revisions to the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) that, along with a full range of alternative proposals, will undergo a rigorous public environmental review in the coming months. In announcing the path forward for an enhanced BDCP process, the officials emphasized that California’s water system is unsustainable from an environmental and economic perspective, and that the BDCP is a key part of a comprehensive solution to achieve the dual goals of a reliable water supply for California and a healthy California Bay Delta ecosystem that supports the State’s economy.
Review materials from the July 25, 2012 joint announcement outlining the proposed path forward for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and California's water future.