Blog: State Water Resources Control Board considering amendments to the Bay-Delta Plan to incorporate tribal beneficial uses
The San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary Water Quality Control Plan (Bay-Delta Plan) is currently undergoing its periodic review of updates and amendments by the State Water Resources Control Board. Tribal representatives have requested the incorporation of recognized Tribal Beneficial Use (TBU) definitions to the Bay-Delta Plan. If these definitions are incorporated in the Bay-Delta Plan, the State Water Board must also amend or establish water quality objectives and implementation programs to achieve and maintain water quality sufficient for these designated beneficial uses. … The State Water Board is holding an informational meeting on June 7, 2023, to discuss the potential addition of TBUs to the Bay-Delta Plan.