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Public comment period for proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan extended
Lead state and federal agencies extended the public comment period for the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and the Draft Environmental Impact Review/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) by 60 days. The review period now totals 180 days stretching from Dec. 13, 2013 to June 13, 2014.

Review of the latest draft of the Bay Delta Conservation plan no small undertaking for Roseville
The draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), a plan being proposed by Governor Jerry Brown to address ecosystem health and long-term water conveyance challenges in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, has been problematic for Roseville and many in the Sacramento region because of the potential water supply impacts to Folsom Reservoir (Roseville's water supply) and the lower American River.

Delta tunnels plan's true price tag: As much as $67 billion
For more than a year, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has been describing his plan to build two massive water tunnels through the Delta as a $25 billion project.

That would rank it as one of the largest public works plans in California history.

But when factoring in long-term financing costs, the price tag actually ranges from $51 billion to $67 billion, according to new figures that emerged last month.

Read more in this San Jose Mercury News article.

Latest draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is to be released December 13
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is an effort by the California Department of Water Resources to address longstanding ecosystem degradation and endangered species decline of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The BDCP also includes, as a proposed alternative, the building of two tunnels underneath a large portion of the delta to provide greater water supply reliability to water conveyed south from the northern portion of the state. The City of Roseville of Roseville remains very concerned over how the BDCP could undermine the reliability of water we receive from Folsom Reservoir.


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