Save the California Delta Alliance explains how noise impacts of the WaterFix project construction on the towns of Hood and Clarksburg are underestimated in the CEQA environmental documents.
The Joint Powers Agreement for construction of the WaterFix project was published on May 1, 2018. The JPA agreement attempts to indemnify the member agencies and the JPA officers, agents, and employees from liability for any activities conducted under the agreement. The agreement allows the JPA to purchase insurance for the WaterFix project construction, but does not require it to do so.
The WaterFix tunnels go through natural gas fields in the Delta. DWR and MWD have not followed independent reviewer recommendations on gas wells.
On March 14, 15, and 16, 2018, Delta parties presented testimony on the inadequacy of the preliminary engineering for the Delta tunnels, and the resulting risks to the project, and to people and property in the Delta.
DWR's preliminary engineering analysis showed the WaterFix tunnel lining design could leak in a maximum earthquake in the Delta.
In a major change from the draft Biological Opinion, most of the Final Biological Opinion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is programmatic only. No Incidental Take Permit for operations of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project under Dual Conveyance has been issued. The cover letter does state that the U.S. Fish … Continue reading WaterFix Dual Conveyance Operations Permit Deferred
Why did the Delta Independent Science Board call the WaterFix sea level rise assumptions "dangerously unrealistic?"
This is an analysis of the claimed benefits for fish in the BDCP Plus fact sheet, Current Conditions for Fish Compared with the Bay Delta Conservation Plan BDCP Plus has two claimed benefits for salmon: 1. Juvenile salmon would have better access to food on the Yolo Bypass floodplain, grow larger, and survive better … Continue reading An analysis of the claimed benefits for fish in BDCP plus