10/31/2013 4:53:30 PM
View the latest video on the proposed BDCP titled "How Much Water?"
10/28/2013 2:33:59 PM
As a joint effort of state and federal agencies preparing the BDCP, the recent shutdown of the federal government and associated staff furloughs have delayed the development, review, and ultimately the release of the Public Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). The Public Draft BDCP and EIR/EIS are now scheduled for release on December 13, 2013 for 120 days of formal review.
During the formal public review period, which will run from December 13, 2013 to April 14, 2014, the public, agencies, and other interested parties will be able to access copies of the document online, in repositories throughout the state, and request copies for review. The State and Federal lead agencies also will hold a series of public meetings during January and February 2014 to provide information about the project and accept formal comments. Formal written comments on the Public Review Draft BDCP and EIR/EIS will be accepted during the official comment period and all significant environmental issues raised in comments received during the public review period will be addressed in the Final EIR/EIS. Details on how to provide comments will be available in December.
No final decisions have been made regarding going forward with the BDCP or in selecting an alternative; those decisions will only occur after completion of the EIR/EIS processes.
9/27/2013 4:07:00 PM
Starting in March 2013, the State released the Administrative Draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and the Consultant Administrative Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for preliminary review and discussion by the public, agencies, and interested parties.
Over the past several months, Federal and State lead agencies and consultants have been reviewing and revising these documents. On November 15*, 2013, a Public Review Draft of the BDCP and EIR/EIS will be made available for 120 days of formal review. During the formal public review period, which will run from November 15*, 2013 to March 17, 2014, the public, agencies, and other interested parties will be able to access copies of the document online, in repositories throughout the state, and request copies for review.
The State and Federal lead agencies will also hold a series of public meetings during January 2014 and February 2014 to provide information about the project and accept formal comments. Formal written comments on the Public Review Draft BDCP and EIR/EIS will be accepted during the official comment period and will be considered in the development of the Final EIR/EIS. Details on how to provide comments will be available in November.
*Subject to change depending on the duration of the Federal government shutdown. More information to come.
9/20/2013 10:10:12 AM
In anticipation of the upcoming Public Review period, which begins November 2013 and lasts until March 2014, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) has redesigned and streamlined its website to be more user-friendly so that information and documents are easier to find. Redundant pages have been consolidated to enhance simplicity. New features include added menu items and revised content such as:
- About the Delta - An overview of the Delta and the problems BDCP aims to address
- About BDCP - An overview of the plan
- "Your Questions Answered" or YQA* - a weekly compendium to address common questions and concerns regarding the Plan.
The website will continue to be a work in progress, with more features to come and content to be added. Please contact us at email@example.com if you experience any problems on the site or have questions regarding the new features.
*If you have questions that you would like to be considered for this page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
**YQA updates will also be sent out via eblast
9/11/2013 3:17:00 PM
The California Natural Resources Agency has evaluated the portfolio concept’s potential to meet the co-equals of water supply reliability and ecosystem restoration in the Delta. The results of that review are available here in the form of a letter from Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, as well as in a BDCP blog here.
8/15/2013 9:30:08 AM
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
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
Press Release: Changes to Proposed Delta Conveyance Project Would Substantially Reduce Impacts to Private Landowners and Residents
Brochure: BDCP Refinements Respond to Community and Statewide Needs
Incorporating Proven Tunnel Technology and Reuse of Excavated Material Factsheet
BDCP: Expanding Sandhill Crane Habitat Factsheet
Map of Proposed Changes
Schedule of In-Delta Office Hours
8/5/2013 9:55:40 AM
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.
The study indicates that the BDCP would result in a significant net economic benefit to the State of California, including a net improvement in the economic welfare of California residents of $4.8 billion to $5.4 billion. The study considered the economic effects of construction and operation of a new water conveyance system and habitat restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, increased water supply reliability across much of the state, and the financing of the project by water users in regions dependent on Delta water supplies.
The full report is now available online, here.
8/1/2013 4:36:08 PM
The BDCP Finance Working Group meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the West Sacramento Galleria. The meeting agenda includes a review of the draft Statewide Economic Impact Study.
Thursday, August 8
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
City of West Sacramento – Civic Center Galleria
1110 West Capitol Ave.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
*Unrestricted event parking is located at 1271 West Capitol Ave. For a map, click here.
(To watch the live recorded video of the meeting, click here.)
Para más información sobre el Plan de Conservación del Delta de la Bahía (BDCP) y próximos eventos, por favor llame a nuestra línea telefónica multilingüe al 1-866-924-9955.
7/31/2013 10:38:06 AM
July 23, Dr. Jerry Meral, Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources
Agency, provided an update to the Water Association of Kern County.
the video below:
7/18/2013 12:35:12 PM
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. These comments are offered to improve content and readability of the Admin Draft. State and federal lead agencies for the BDCP EIR/EIS are confident that the issues identified in the comment memos will be resolved in the ongoing development of the BDCP and environmental review process, including the public review draft EIR/EIS scheduled for release this October and the final EIR/EIS. Review the joint statement and agency comments here.
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