A New Approach to Improving the Delta’s Ecosystem and Fixing California’s Water Delivery System
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined state and federal officials today to announce a new approach for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The revised approach – known as California EcoRestore and California WaterFix (Alternative 4A)– is directly responsive to public feedback gathered through the Bay Delta Conservation Plan environmental review process, addresses scientific uncertainty, and reinforces the importance of the co-equal goals.
California EcoRestore will pursue more than 30,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat restoration in the next three to four years. More information on California EcoRestore’s habitat restoration targets and timelines is available here.
Fixing California’s aging and inefficient water infrastructure remains critical to protecting water supplies, the Delta ecosystem and the state’s economy. California WaterFix (Alternative 4a) will be available for public comment through a Recirculated Draft EIR/Supplemental EIS expected for release in the coming months. More information on California WaterFix is available here.