State of California 2081 Permit
The permit application to comply with California Endangered Species law, also known as the 2081 permit, has been submitted to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Federal Environmental Permits
The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Marines Fisheries Service are drafting biological opinions on the project impacts for the Delta to ensure the best updated science is applied for protected species.
When the above environmental approvals are complete, California WaterFix can receive a "Notice of Determination" from the state Department of Water Resources and a "Record of Decision" from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. These are important approvals allowing the project to move forward.
Point of Diversion Permit
The State Water Resources Control Board must issue a permit to allow a new diversion point of entry for the State Water Project from the San Joaquin River to the Sacramento River.