Delta Conveyance Project CEQA Scoping Meetings Begin Next Week

Delta Conveyance Project CEQA Scoping Meetings Begin Next Week

The Department of Water Resources is holding seven public scoping meetings between February 3 and 20 on the recently released Notice of Preparation (NOP) for its proposal to modernize water infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The NOP signals the start of the scoping period, providing an opportunity for public and agency comment on the scope and content of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, including the potential environmental impacts of a proposed single tunnel conveyance project and range of alternatives that will be analyzed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Informational materials, including a new overview fact sheet, can be found here.

The list of public scoping meeting dates, locations and times can be found below and here, and the agenda below and here.

In addition to the scoping meetings, comments can be submitted by email to: or mail to: Delta Conveyance Scoping Comments, Attn: Renee Rodriguez, Department of Water Resources, P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236.

DWR is currently accepting comments on the scope of the EIR through March 20, 2020.

Meeting Details

Monday, February 3, 2020
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
CA EPA Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Junipero Serra State Building
320 West Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Monday, February 10, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road
Walnut Grove, CA 95690

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Santa Clara Valley Water District, Board Room
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Thursday, February 13, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
San Joaquin Council of Governments, Board Room
555 Weber Avenue
Stockton, CA 95202

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Clarksburg Middle School Auditorium
52870 Netherlands Road
Clarksburg, CA 95612

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Brentwood Community Ctr, Conference Room
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513


*Doors open for check-in 30 minutes prior to the listed meeting start time so presentations can begin promptly.

    1. Welcome/Meeting Format – Janet Barbieri, Facilitator (5 minutes)
      • DWR is seeking agency and public input on the scope of issues to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and input about alternatives that meet the project’s objective
    1. Presentation – Carrie Buckman, Environmental Program Manager, Department of Water Resources (30 minutes)
      • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Overview
      • Notice of Preparation (NOP) Details
      • Scoping Process and Public Involvement
      • Opportunity to ask clarifying questions related to the scoping process or contents of the NOP
    1. Comment Session (1 hour 25 minutes)
      • Commenters will have three minutes to provide verbal comment that will be entered into the record
      • Comments may also be submitted in several ways:
      • All comments received during the scoping period will be considered in the development of the Draft EIR