DWR is continuing to work on the environmental planning and permitting to modernize State Water Project infrastructure in the Delta.
Delta Conveyance Updates
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Project (SWP) Contractors plan to begin a public process to negotiate proposed amendments to the SWP water supply contracts.
On May 2, 2019 the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that it will pursue a new environmental review and planning process for modernized water conveyance in the Delta.
The status quo in the Delta is not an option and puts the state’s clean water supply at risk.
Following Governor Newsom’s recent direction, DWR is pursuing a new environmental review and planning process for a single tunnel solution to modernize water infrastructure in the Delta.
Rain and snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and supplies drinking water—through the State Water Project (SWP)—to 27 million people. Yet the reliability of this critical water supply is compromised.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is taking formal steps to withdraw proposed permits for the WaterFix project and begin a renewed environmental review and planning process for a smaller, single tunnel project that will protect a critical source of water supplies for California.