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.
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.
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.