Bay Delta Conservation Plan


Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Editorial: Two-Tunnel Study Leaves Big Questions Unanswered

From The Sacramento Bee:

“Despite the state’s 34,000-page draft environmental impact study, fundamental questions remain unanswered about the proposal to build two huge tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to points south.

“The basic financial framework, for example, remains unresolved.”

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Aquafornia news KQED's Forum with host Michael Krasny

Latest Delta Plan Opens Floodgates for More Debate, Controversy

From KQED’s Forum with host Michael Krasny:

“The Brown administration released an environmental study on Monday of its $25 billion plan that includes two massive tunnels to move water from Northern California to other parts of the state. … We’ll discuss what’s in the proposal, which will undergo a four-month public comment period before being finalized.”

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Commentary: When It Comes to Re-plumbing Delta, Trust is Two-Way Street

From The Sacramento Bee, in a commentary by Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento):

“Unlike the agreement we reached with the East Bay Municipal Utility District that served the interests of all parties, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and the proposed enormous water export tunnels supported by the water contractors would give assured benefits to those who would take water out of the Delta while leaving Northern California and Delta parties with only uncertainty and risk.
Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Delta Water Tunnel Plan Presents California With Tough Choices

From The Sacramento Bee:

“A new future for the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was laid out for public review Monday in 34,000 sprawling pages of analysis associated with two giant water-diversion tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The question now for the public and policy makers: Is this the future they want?”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

30,000 Pages of Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released

From Capital Public Radio:

“The proposal to build two tunnels to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to central and southern California has reached a significant milestone. The state has released the Bay Delta Conservation Plan for formal public review.”

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Aquafornia news Stockton Record

Tunnel Plan Covered in 34K Pages

From the Stockton Record:

“Find those reading glasses and take a comfy seat. Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Monday released more than 34,000 pages detailing his plan to divert water away from the Delta through two giant tunnels. …

“But the release of the documents does mean the public soon will have its first formal opportunity to comment on the $24.7 billion plan, which has been under development for seven years.”

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Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

Is Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels Plan Repeating Errors of High-Speed Rail?

From the San Jose Mercury News:

“Ever since he took office three years ago, Gov.
Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Proposed Delta Tunnels May Not Satisfy Water Needs, Documents Say

From the Los Angeles Times:

“A $25-billion proposal to re-engineer the hub of California’s sprawling water system may not yield all the water that San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southland cities want, leaving open the question of whether the massive project will be built. …

“Totaling more than 30,000 pages, the drafts underscore the many uncertainties about a project that has been in the planning stages for years and is a centerpiece of Gov.

Aquafornia news Chico Enterprise-Record

Locals React to Bay Delta Conservation Plan

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

“The environmental reports for plans for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan were released Monday, beginning a new flurry of debate. …

“The Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation is just beginning to wade through the document to make comments, which can be submitted through April 14.”

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

State Plan to Restore Delta Costs $24.7 Billion

From the Associated Press:

“California water officials on Monday released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.”

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Aquafornia news San Francisco Chronicle

Delta Water Plan Released for Public Scrutiny

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

“After seven years in the making, the $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels diverting water out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is up for public review.
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Dan Walters Column: Release of Twin Tunnels Plan Touches Off a Fierce Battle

From The Sacramento Bee, in a column by Dan Walters:

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News Release: Public Review Draft BDCP and Associated Draft EIR/EIS Now Available Online; Public Comment Period to Begin on Dec. 13, 2013

From the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP:

“The public review Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) have been posted to in anticipation of the formal public review and comment period, which begins on Friday, December 13, 2013.

“The Draft BDCP Highlights brochure and Draft EIR/EIS Highlights brochure are also available.”

Aquafornia news California Natural Resources Agency

News Release: State Releases Updated Comprehensive Water Reliability and Ecosystem Restoration Plan

From the California Natural Resources Agency:

“The state of California and its federal partners have announced the release of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan for formal public review. This is a significant milestone in the effort to restore ecosystem health and secure reliable water supplies for California.
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News Release: Introducing #WhereinBDCP Hashtag

From the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP):

“BDCP is launching a #WhereinBDCP hashtag on Twitter as a resource to help the public navigate the comprehensive BDCP documents.

“If you would like assistance in locating a specific topic within the BDCP documents, simply send out a tweet with the #WhereinBDCP hashtag that details the subject area you would like to find.