Long-Term Operations of the State Water Project Facilities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Suisun Marsh, and Suisun Bay

Summary

SCH Number
2023060467
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Long-Term Operations of the State Water Project Facilities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Suisun Marsh, and Suisun Bay
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Other
Document Description
DWR is seeking approval of long-term operations of the SWP facilities in the Delta, Suisun Marsh, and Suisun Bay to continue to provide water supply for agricultural, municipal, and industrial uses, along with the additional benefits to recreation and the environment in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including contractual obligations. SWP operations will be coordinated with DWR’s implementation of the Voluntary Agreements, an alternative implementation approach for satisfying the revised State Water Resources Control Board’s Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, including flows to satisfy legal obligations under both endangered species laws and the Voluntary Agreements should the Voluntary Agreements be adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board. Considering other ongoing regulatory processes, the project will provide a framework for future projects involving SWP operations to come online. The EIR will evaluate potential impacts associated with long-term operations of the SWP including: • Updated operating criteria, including operations of SWP facilities in the Delta such as pumps, the Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates, and the North Bay Aqueduct. • Measures that may be adopted to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts to listed species resulting from SWP long-term operations. No new infrastructure facilities are included in the proposed project and long-term SWP operations would not change DWR’s water rights or impact the water rights of any other legal user of water.

Contact Information

Name
Chris Wilkinson
Agency Name
CA Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Various
Counties
Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo
Regions
Statewide
Other Location Info
Various

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (State Water Project Operations)
Local Actions
State Water Project Operations
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Tribal Cultural Resources

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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