After seven years and over $240 million spent planning, Governor Brown’s administration released the public draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and the associated Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) today. A 120-day public comment period for the documents commences on December 13.
The Department of Water Resources has announced an initial water allocation for the State Water Project (SWP) contractors of only 5 percent of their contracted water supply for 2014. The news comes off of a recent report by the National Weather Service that 2013 is on track to be the driest calendar year on record for California.
Governor Brown’s administration signaled its commitment to providing the state with a safe and reliable future water supply with the release of the draft California Water Action Plan, which provides a path forward for addressing the state’s complex and growing water management challenges.