This post has been updated.
NOTE: The nature of the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving. As individuals, organizations and local governments are focusing their attention on the safety of their communities in response to this health emergency, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will be extending the scoping period for the Delta Conveyance Project by four weeks. The new deadline for public comment will be at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.
The scoping period provides an opportunity for public and agency comment on the scope and content of the California Environmental Quality Act review, including the potential environmental impacts of a proposed single tunnel conveyance project and range of alternatives that will be analyzed in the EIR. 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.
The NOP and related availability and informational materials can be viewed online or at one of these locations.
How to Comment:
All comments received during the scoping period will be considered in the development of the Draft EIR. DWR is seeking public input on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIR and input about alternatives that meet the project’s objectives. Comments may be submitted in several ways:
- Email: DeltaConveyanceScoping@water.ca.gov
- Mail: Department of Water Resources, Attn: Renee Rodriguez, P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236
- Fillable online form: View form
Comments must be received electronically or postmarked on or before
March 20, 2020. April 17, 2020