DWR Submits Delta Conveyance Permit Application to Army Corps of Engineers

By on June 22, 2020
Department of Water Resources

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has submitted a (revised) permit application to the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (Section 404 permit application) to request authorization for the proposed Delta Conveyance Project activities in waters of the United States.

Separately, DWR has initiated Corps (and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board) review of the Delta Conveyance Project under Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbor Act, Title 33 United States Code Section 408, as an activity that may affect the Federal-State flood control system.

The application is being submitted early in an effort to formally engage the Corps in coordination with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as Clean Water Act and Rivers and Harbors Act. The permit process with the Corps will not be concluded until NEPA and all other relevant environmental compliance efforts are complete.

Additional information on the permit submittal can be found online.

Next Steps for the Delta Conveyance

DWR is reviewing the comments submitted during the public scoping meetings and is preparing a report and is continuing to develop the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). DWR expects to publish the EIR for public comment next year.

For more information on activities related to the Delta Conveyance Project, including the status of environmental review and background information call DWR at (866) 924-9955 or by email at  deltaconveyance@water.ca.gov.