Metropolitan Water District has two seats on the Board of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), and Valley Water (formerly Santa Clara Valley Water District) has one seat. But to date, neither agency has committed to pay the DCA’s costs for the planning and engineering design for the single tunnel. After the Department […]
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.
In spite of protests by Delta legacy community groups, there has been substantial engineering work on a single tunnel project since DWR rescinded the approvals for the twin tunnel project on May 2, 2019.
While Governor Newsom's single Delta tunnel is likely to have less capacity than Governor Brown's twin tunnels, it could be operated in ways that could significantly increase Delta exports.
Governor Gavin Newsom stated in his February 12, 2019 State of the State address that he did "not support the WaterFix as currently configured.
Banks Pumping Plant, State Water Project In 2018, the California Department of Water Resources delegated the design and construction of the WaterFix project to the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), a Joint Powers Authority created by the State Water Contractors. The October 26, 2018 Amended and Restated Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement states … Continue reading Joint Powers Authority continuing Delta tunnel project engineering design