Delta Conveyance Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020010227
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Delta Conveyance Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Varies between counties
Document Description
The existing SWP Delta water conveyance facilities, which include Clifton Court Forebay and the Banks Pumping Plant in the south Delta, enable DWR to divert water and lift it into the California Aqueduct. The proposed project would construct and operate new conveyance facilities in the Delta that would add to the existing SWP infrastructure. New intake facilities as points of diversion would be located in the north Delta along the Sacramento River between Freeport and the confluence with Sutter Slough. The new conveyance facilities would include a tunnel to convey water from the new intakes to the existing Banks Pumping Plant and potentially the federal Jones Pumping Plant in the south Delta. The new facilities would provide an alternate location for diversion of water from the Delta and would be operated in coordination with the existing south Delta pumping facilities, resulting in a system also known as "dual conveyance" because there would be two complementary methods to divert and convey water. See NOP for Full Details.

Contact Information

Name
Marcus Yee
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo
State Highways
I-5, SR-160, HWY 4
Waterways
Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, the legal Delta
Other Location Info
Area from south of the Town of Freeport to Just north of Bethany Reservoir, and stretches from west of Interstate 5 to east of State Route 160

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (Diversion/Water Conveyance)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Surface Water, Climate Change
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California State Lands Commission (SLC)

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