Draft BDCP and Associated Draft EIR/EIS Comment Period Extended by 60 Days to June 13, 2014
February 21, 2014 - Lead state and federal agencies have extended the public comment period for the Draft BDCP and associated Draft EIR/EIS by 60 days, for a total 180-day review. The comment period began on December 13, 2013, and will now conclude on June 13, 2014. This extension will allow the public more time to review and comment on the public draft documents.
Press Release: BDCP Public Review Period Extended 60 Days
How to Comment factsheet (updated)
Draft EIR/EIS Fast Facts
Analysis of Portfolio Proposal
February 19, 2014 – Review the California Natural Resources Agency letter to the Natural Resources Defense Council, including analysis of the requested 2012 portfolio proposal.
Public Review Draft BDCP and Associated Draft EIR/EIS Now Available Online; Public Comment Period to Begin on 12/13
December 9, 2013 - The public review Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) have been posted in anticipation of the formal public review and comment period, which begins on Friday, December 13, 2013:
Press Release: State Releases Updated Comprehensive Water Reliability and Ecosystem Restoration Plan
Public Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)
Public Draft BDCP Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement
Draft BDCP Highlights brochure
Draft EIR/EIS Highlights brochure
How to Comment factsheet
What’s Changed BDCP
What's Changed EIR/EIS
Please note that DVDs of the draft documents will not be available at libraries until December 13, 2013.
New Changes to BDCP Would Reduce Impacts to Landowners and Residents
August 15, 2013 - The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced changes to the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) water conveyance system. The BDCP is a seven-year effort of federal and state agencies and other stakeholders to stabilize water deliveries from the Delta while enhancing the Delta ecosystem. Throughout this process, changes continue to be incorporated, based in part on landowner concerns.
Proposed changes announced include shrinking of the intermediate forebay surface area from 750 acres to 40 acres, and realigning a segment of the proposed tunnels to the east to utilize more public lands and avoid Delta communities.
BDCP Draft Statewide Economic Analysis Released
August 5, 2013 - The Bay Delta Conservation Plan has released a draft statewide economic impact study that analyzes the project as an investment for the state as a whole. Visit the news page for details.
Federal Agency Comments Received on the Second Administrative Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS)
July 18, 2013 - The federal lead agencies for the BDCP EIR/EIS, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Marine Fisheries Service, provided their state partner, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the environmental consultants with comment memos on the Consultant Second Administrative Draft EIR/EIS (Admin Draft), released on May 10, 2013. Visit the news page for details.
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.
Visit the BDCP News page for previous announcements.