The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host its fourth public workshop discussing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Delta Conveyance Project on March 1 in Stockton.
The 90-minute open house-style workshop will allow the public an opportunity to learn more about USACE’s review of the Delta Conveyance Project, including what the proposed project entails, USACE’s role on the proposed project, and the process USACE follows for assessing permit applications. Attendees will also be able to ask questions to USACE subject matter experts and provide public comments on the Draft EIS that is currently out for public review until March 16, 2023. No formal presentation will be given during the open house workshop.
Delta Conveyance Project Open House Public Workshop:
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
110 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA 95202
The Draft EIS analyzes the environmental effects of construction of the California Department of Water Resources’ proposal to construct new State Water Project water diversion and conveyance facilities in the Delta consisting of two intake facilities on the Sacramento River, a 45-mile-long tunnel section, a pumping plant and surge basin south of Clifton Court Forebay, and a 2.5-mile aqueduct to a new discharge facility at Bethany Reservoir. The USACE scope of review for the draft EIS is the construction of the entire project and maintenance of the new portions of the levee system.
Three previous virtual public meetings were held on January 10, January 12, and January 18. More than 170 attendees participated in the three previous virtual meetings. A recording of the January 10 meeting is available to view at https://youtu.be/iVzl2AiYEPQt.
The original 60-day public comment period has been extended an additional 30 days and all public comments on the Draft EIS are now due by March 16, 2023. More information on the proposed project and how to provide public comments can be found on the USACE Sacramento District web page for the proposed Delta Conveyance Project at https://www.spk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Delta-Conveyance/.
SUBMITTING COMMENTS: Verbal and written comments may be recorded or submitted during the public workshop. Written comments can also be submitted by email or letter to the office listed below on or before March 16, 2023. Please reference Public Notice SPK 2019 00899 on all comment submittals
Zachary Simmons, Project Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District
1325 J Street, Room 1350, Sacramento, California 95814