The BDCP proposes to restore the ecology of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and build two tunnels to carry water from the Delta to central and southern California.
The release of what’s called the Environmental Impact Report is one of the biggest steps in what’s been a multi-year planning process.
It marks the beginning of the formal public review of the plan.
Public comment will begin on Friday, but all 34,000 pages of the environmental documents will be online today.
Some Delta residents and environmental groups say the documents will contain unsupported claims that any adverse effects from building the tunnels will be offset.
They plan to hold a rally today in San Jose as well as on the steps of the state Capitol.
State and federal agencies will hold public meetings early next year but the project faces many more hurdles before breaking ground.
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Two counties and several environmental groups in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are suing California’s largest water wholesaler over its purchase of Delta land.
The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has voted to enter into a contract to buy land in the hub of the state’s water system, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
More boats, manpower and other resources will be used this year on the invasive weed.
A plan to build two 35-mile long water tunnels is now in the hands of state regulators. The tunnels would carry water from northern California to central and southern California.
(AP) - Authorities in California plan to temporarily reduce water deliveries for up to 25 million in Central and Southern California.
The Secretary of State’s office announced Monday that a constitutional initiative proposed by a wealthy Stockton-area farmer has qualified for the 2016 ballot.
Drought Test California's Water Rights System
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
California has a 100-year-old system for managing who gets to take water from rivers and streams. That system got tested this summer.
Congress Approves Funds To Fight Water Hyacinth In The Delta
Fri, Jul 17, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment to a proposed water bill to fight against water hyacinth.
The drought in California is causing saltwater to intrude deep into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Water managers are constructing a rock barrier to prevent salt from affecting drinking water for millions of Californians.
Gov. Brown Defends Cuts To Wetland Restoration Near Tunnels
Thu, Apr 30, 2015
(AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has defended newly unveiled plans that call for scaling back the amount of habitat restoration done while twin tunnels are built around California's freshwater delta.
Endangered Delta Smelt May Be Extinct
Mon, Mar 16, 2015
A small endangered fish that plays a pivotal role in California’s water wars may well be on its way out. Populations of the Delta smelt have plummeted to their lowest levels ever.
The California Water Resources Control Board heard emotional testimony for at least 12 hours yesterday from people worried about how the state should manage its dwindling supply of water during the drought.