Express Support for California WaterFix and Authorize Participation in the Construction of California WaterFix Including Payment of Costs Consistent with the Me

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Summary

SCH Number
2008032062
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Express Support for California WaterFix and Authorize Participation in the Construction of California WaterFix Including Payment of Costs Consistent with the Me
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/12/2017
Present Land Use
Varies between County

Document Description
DWR, acting as the Lead Agency under CEQA, certified an FEIR, adopted Findings of Fact, a Statement of Overriding Considerations, and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and field a Notice of Determination on July 21, 2017 for California WaterFix, Alternative 4A. CA WaterFix 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 State Water Project's and Central Valley Project'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, thus rendering SWP and CVP water supplies from the Delta more reliable. Alternative 4A also includes habitat restoration commensurate with CEQA's mitigation requirements. Major feature of CA WAterFix include three new intakes on the east bank of the Sacramento River in the northern Delta, three 13.5 mile long tunnels connecting these intakes to a new, 30-acre intermediate forebay, and two 30-mile long tunnels carrying water from this forebay to a new pump plant connected to an expanded and modified Clifton Court Forebay. From their water would move into the existing SWP and CVP pumping plants located in the south Delta. The total maximum north Delta diversion intake capacity would be 9,000 cubic feet per second. A full project description of Alt.4A is provided in ch. 3 of the FEIR. Under the CA Water Code, DWR is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operations of the SWP, of which CA WaterFix is a part, and for securing funding for SWP-related costs. The SWP share of the CA WaterFix costs would be paid by SWP Contractors in accordance with their long-term delivery contracts with DWR. Metropolitan is the largest Contractor under the SWP, and Metropolitan's approved share of the WaterFix Project costs is 25.9%.

Contact Information
Marcus Yee
Metropolitan Water District of Southern CA.
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

Phone : (916) 651-6736

Location

Cities
Stockton
Counties
Sacramento

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Metropolitan WAter District of Southern CA
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/home.aspx

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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