The single tunnel project was supposed to be redesigned to limit impacts on Delta legacy communities and fish. But many of the bad design decisions from the previous project have been kept. The most glaring examples are the enormous, 3,000 cfs intakes, which were carried over from the twin tunnels project. Dave Vogel wrote about … Continue reading Thoughts on DWR’s Delta Conveyance Webinar on Fisheries
Environmental and fishing groups express concern about proposed borrowing, lack of sunset date, reduced commitments to fish and wildlife habitat enhancement projects.
It is unclear whether land will be acquired for the Delta tunnel project before the Final Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Determination under CEQA.
The continuation of the Delta tunnel stakeholder engagement process during the COVID-19 pandemic has been strongly opposed by Delta Counties and Delta residents.
The DCA's plan to conduct Delta Stakeholder Engagement Committee meetings by web conference during what is likely to be the height of the pandemic in California simply fails to consider the very real impacts on Delta communities.
Under the supervision of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) is providing “engineering, field studies and design work to inform the environmental planning process, and assist[ance] in evaluating and minimizing community impacts” for the Delta Tunnel project. On December 4-6, 2019, the DCA convened an Independent … Continue reading Delta Tunnel: DCA and DWR Reject Findings of Independent Technical Review Panel
The Department of Water Resources’ proposed “sustainability outlook indicators” for a healthy economy thus completely fail to consider the greenhouse gas footprint of the State Water Project, Central Valley Project and the Colorado River Aqueduct.
The California Department of Water Resources' 2018 California Water Plan Update proposes that the state invest $90.2 billion over the next 50 years in increasing resilience of water supply and flood infrastructure, and ecosystem restoration.
The last California governor to interfere with a Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update was Governor Pete Wilson in 1993, with Decision 1630. The Wilson administration's interference began with a similar request for an extension of one month.
The California water sector spends an average of $27 billion a year on water supply and wastewater treatment, Can taxpayers afford to pick up the tab?