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New Changes to BDCP Would Reduce Impacts to Landowners and Residents

8/15/2013 8:30:08 AM

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.

 

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

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