Environmental Planning

A double-crested cormorant swims through a ditch along Woodbridge Rd. in Lodi, California.

A double-crested cormorant swims through a ditch along Woodbridge Rd. in Lodi, California. DWR/2019

DWR is pursuing a new environmental planning process under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and will seek new permits for a single tunnel option to modernize Delta conveyance. There will be several opportunities for public participation throughout the course of the planning process. Modernizing Delta conveyance is part of the state’s Water Resilience Portfolio, which describes the framework to address California’s water challenges and support long-term water resilience and ecosystem health.

Current Activities:

DWR is in the process of reviewing all comments submitted during the scoping process and will publish a scoping report this summer that summarizes the information received during scoping. DWR will utilize the scoping comments in developing the range of alternatives to be evaluated in detail in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and the scope of the environmental impact analysis. Publication of the Draft EIR is expected in early 2021.  

Recent Activities:

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Questions and More Information:
1-866-924-9955 | deltaconveyance@water.ca.gov

 

Media Inquiries:

Lisa Lien-Mager (916) 653-9402
Lisa.LienMager@resources.ca.gov

Erin Mellon (916) 704-5529 
Erin.Mellon@water.ca.gov

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