January 11, 2016
California WaterFix Continues to Make Progress Toward Securing Water Supplies and Protecting the Delta’s Ecosystem
Over the last year, the California WaterFix made considerable progress in securing California’s water supplies and improving the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s (Delta) ecosystem. In response to comments made on the draft environmental documents, and facing various uncertainties regarding future Delta conditions, the project shifted from a habitat conservation plan to a focused upgrade of the Delta’s primary water conveyance system. The project also underwent additional design changes resulting in reduced impacts on Delta communities and increased efficiency. Project changes were described and analyzed in a recirculated/supplemental environmental document released to the public for review and comment. This graphic timeline chronicles the evolution of California WaterFix over the last year and includes a snapshot of major milestones.
In addition to reflecting on the progress California WaterFix has made and continues to make, it is important to remember the purpose and history of the proposed project. The following informational materials detail the relationship of California WaterFix to the State Water Project and Central Valley Project and demonstrate improvements as compared to previous proposals:
History of Water Project Conveyance in the Delta Fact Sheet
A 21st Century Approach Fact Sheet