California WaterFix Final EIR/EIS

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
California WaterFix Final EIR/EIS
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination

Document Description
Note: Per Lead Agency, NOD withdrawn (see attachment). Project planning process started in 2006 and was initially proposed as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. In Dec. 2013, a draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) to analyze the BDCP and its alternatives was released. In July 2015, the DWR and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the lead agencies under CEQA and NEPA, respectively, added three sub-alternatives to the BDCP that would update the SWP without the large scale conservation efforts that where included in the BDCP. DWR and Reclamation's preferred alternative under the NEPA with the publication of the RDEIR/SDEIS. It is now the project being approved by DWR. The project involves the construction of new north Delta intake structures with state-of-the-art fish screens that, when coupled with dual conveyance, will increase water supply reliability and align water operations to better reflect natural seasonal flow patterns. These intakes will reduce the DWP's and CVP's ongoing reliance on existing diversion facilities located at the far southern part of the Delta, allow for greater operational flexibility to protect fish, and capture water during high flow events when pumping in the south Delta would otherwise be restricted. Alternative 4A also includes habitat restoration commensurate with CEQA's mitigation requirements. Under the Project, Alternative 4A, water would primarily be conveyed from the north Delta to the south Delta through pipelines/tunnels. Water would be diverted from the Sacramento River through three fish-screened intakes on the east bank of the Sacramento River between Clarksburg and Courtland. Water would travel from the fish-screened intakes through a gravity fed tunnel system to reach pumping plants at the expanded Clifton Court Forebay, feeding into the Banks and Jones Pumping Plants. Alternative 4A would include the continued use of the SWP/CVP south Delta export facilities. CA WaterFix is one element of Governor Brown's CA Water Action Plan, which seeks to bolster regional self-sufficiency in water supplies, reduce reliance on the Delta, recover native fish populations and, overall, bring reliability, restoration, and resilience to CA's water supply systems.

Contact Information
Marcus Yee
California Department of Water Resources
901 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



Yolo Solano San Joaquin Sacramento Contra Costa

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
901 P Street, 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
Rescission Notice_2008032062   PDF 546 K
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