Where the Project is Going
CA WaterFix was developed out of many years of effort by state and federal leaders who initiated the program in 2006. It was first organized as a project called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The project was amended last year to its near complete status as the California WaterFix and California EcoRestore.
The project would modernize the SWP by providing new intakes in the
northern portion of the Delta in the cleaner waters of the Sacramento River. Existing intakes are in the environmentally sensitive southern Delta.
This change would allow for flexibility in operating the SWP system, much greater seismic reliability, and less impact on the Delta ecosystem.
The project is now advancing through the state and federal environmental review process, as various permits are needed along with final approval before the project can receive a "Record of Decision" and a "Notice of Determination" (ROD/NOD).