Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR and EIS
The California Bay Delta provides water for nearly two-thirds of Californians and provides abundant agricultural resources. In this midst live hundreds of aquatic and terrestrial species, including many that are threatened or endangered. Since the 1960s, debates about how to preserve the Delta have brought few concrete results. In 2006, California took a major step to develop a solution for the Delta by embracing the dual goals of ecosystem restoration and creating a reliable water supply as co-equal parts of the path forward. The resulting Bay Delta Conservation Plan provides a collaborative process to address elements of water conveyance, storage, quality and conservation, along with ecosystem restoration, the impact of climate change and the need for improved emergency response and flood protection.
The HDR team supported the environmental documentation process that laid the groundwork for a multi-billion dollar effort to ensure adequate water supplies and restore habitat throughout the Bay-Delta and California Central Valley.
- Professional Services: Conservation, Ecosystem Restoration, Environmental Documentation, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental Impact Statement, Floodplain Management, NEPA Compliance, Water Supply
- Project Type: Operational Environmental Analysis
- Related Projects: Water, Water Resource Management