2016 Final BDCP/California WaterFix EIR/EIS - Volume I
CALIFORNIA WATERFIX HEARING EXHIBIT NO. SWRCB-102
The Final EIR/EIS Volume I describes the alternatives, discusses potential environmental impacts, and identifies mitigation measures that would help avoid or minimize impacts. It combines the information contained in the Draft EIR/EIS with that of the RDEIR/SDEIS, and has adopted the organizational structure of the Draft EIR/EIS with the main body of the document organized as Chapters 1 through 35, along with supporting appendices. Return to the navigation to review Final EIR/EIS Volume II and supporting information.
It is anticipated that the Final EIR/FEIS will be used by multiple parties, including the petitioners, as evidence in the hearing to consider conditional changes to the water right permits of the Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in support of the California WaterFix project. To discourage introducing the same document(s) under different party/exhibit numbers, Board staff copied the Final EIR/EIS documents to a web server under the control of the State Water Board's I.T. Division and labeled it as Exhibit No. SWRCB-102. Parties in the hearing who plan to use the Final EIR/FEIS in their testimony are requested to use this identification when introducing the document(s) by reference. Other party exhibit identification numbers will not be allowed for these documents.
Executive Summary and Table of Contents
|Introduction to Final EIR-EIS||12/22/2016||1.20 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Table of Contents and Acronyms||12/22/2016||1.77 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Executive Summary||12/22/2016||2.23 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Executive Summary Figures||12/22/2016||11.95 MB|
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Provides background, including information on the BDCP’s relationship to the Delta Reform Act and Delta Plan, project area description, intended uses of the EIR/EIS, and agency roles and responsibilities. Also includes an overview of the project approval process, use of the EIR/EIS by other entities, and issues of known controversy.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 1 - Introduction||12/22/2016||0.60 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 1 - Figures||12/22/2016||20.85 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 1A - Primer on California Water Delivery Systems and the Delta||12/22/2016||14.59 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 1B - Water Storage||12/22/2016||0.47 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 1C-Demand Management Measures||12/22/2016||1.62 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 1D-Final Scoping Report-1||12/22/2016||26.80 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 1D - Final Scoping Report-2||12/22/2016||34.12 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 1D - Final Scoping Report-3||12/22/2016||17.41 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 1E - Water Transfers in California-Types Recent History and General Regulatory Setting||12/22/2016||0.23 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 1F - Supplemental Information for USACE Permitting Requirements||12/22/2016||0.39 MB|
Chapter 2 - Project Objectives and Purpose and Need
Describes the project objectives, purpose, and need within the context of the Delta's history, California water use, the regulatory environment, and ecological conditions.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 2 - Project Objectives and Purpose and Need||12/22/2016||0.15 MB|
Chapter 3 - Description of Alternatives
Describes the alternatives being considered to meet the project objectives described in Chapter 1.
Chapter 4 - Approach to Environmental Analysis
Provides a framework for the environmental consequences analyses, including any relevant evaluation timeframes, and an overview of the project-level and program-level analysis elements. Also describes the overall organization and content of the resource-specific analyses (Chapters 5–30) and the CEQA determinations (Chapter 31); and an overview of modeling tools and applications.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 4 - Approach to the Environmental Analysis||12/22/2016||0.40 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 4 - Figures||12/22/2016||0.15 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 4A - Survey Data||12/22/2016||0.13 MB|
Chapter 5 - Water Supply
Provides a description of the environmental setting/affected environment related to water supply that may be influenced by implementation of the BDCP alternatives, including possible changes to water supply conditions.
Chapter 6 - Surface Water
Describes the potential changes to surface waters (North Coast, Sacramento River and San Joaquin River basins, including the Delta and Suisun Marsh located at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers) due to modifications in SWP and CVP water supply operations and implementation of habitat restoration in the Delta and Suisun Marsh identified in the BDCP alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 6 - Surface Water||12/22/2016||2.52 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 6 - Figures||12/22/2016||31.66 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 6A - BDCP California WaterFix Coordination with Flood Management Requirements||12/22/2016||0.60 MB|
Chapter 7 - Groundwater
Describes the potential changes to groundwater due to implementation of the BDCP alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 7 - Groundwater||12/22/2016||1.51 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 7 - Figures||12/22/2016||16.54 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 7A - Groundwater Model Documentation||12/22/2016||23.72 MB|
Chapter 8 - Water Quality
Defines the environmental setting/affected environment for surface water quality, reviews the environmental and regulatory setting with respect to water quality, and provides an assessment of existing water quality conditions within the project area.
Chapter 9 - Geology and Seismicity
Describes the existing geologic and seismologic conditions and the associated potential geologic, seismic, and geotechnical hazards in the Delta and Suisun Marsh area.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 9 - Geology and Seismicity||12/22/2016||2.91 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 9 - Figures||12/22/2016||19.63 MB|
Chapter 10 - Soils
Provides information on soils in the Plan Area which includes portions of the Delta, Suisun Marsh, and Yolo Bypass.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 10 - Soils||12/22/2016||1.82 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 10 - Figures||12/22/2016||25.50 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendices 10A 10B and 10C||12/22/2016||1.18 MB|
Chapter 11 - Fish and Aquatic Resources
Describes the area of potential environmental effects relative to fish and aquatic resources as they may be impacted by the BDCP alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 11 - Fish and Aquatic Resources||12/22/2016||31.75 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 11- Figures||12/22/2016||6.04 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 11A - Covered Fish Species Descriptions||12/22/2016||1.93 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 11B - Non-Covered Fish and Aquatic Species Descriptions||12/22/2016||0.27 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 11C - CALSIM II Model Results Utilized in the Fish Analysis||12/22/2016||16.23 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 11D - Sacramento River Water Quality Model||12/22/2016||11.95 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 11E - Sensitivity Analysis||12/22/2016||0.22 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 11F - Substantive BDCP Revisions||12/22/2016||5.68 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 11F - ADA Compliant - Substantive BDCP Revisions||12/22/2016||5.81 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 11G - Supplemental Modeling Results at ELT for Alternative 4 at H1 and H2||12/22/2016||2.71 MB|
Chapter 12 - Terrestrial Biological Resources
Describes the environmental setting/affected environment for the terrestrial biological resources present in the BDCP Plan Area.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 12 - Terrestrial Biological Resources||12/22/2016||32.32 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 12 - Figures||12/22/2016||23.93 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 12 - Mapbook Figures||12/22/2016||12.80 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 12A - Special-Status Species with Potential to Occur in the Study Area||12/22/2016||0.53 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 12B - Common and Scientific Names of Terrestrial Species||12/22/2016||0.23 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 12C - 2009 to 2011 BDCP EIR-EIS Environmental Data Report||12/22/2016||31.81 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 12D - Feasibility Assessment of Conservation Measures||12/22/2016||8.91 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 12E - Detailed Accounting of Direct Effects of Alternatives||12/22/2016||20.56 MB|
Chapter 13 - Land Use
Describes existing land uses and planned future land uses that could be affected by construction and operation of the alternatives. Summarizes goals, objectives, and policies from the general plans and other regulations of entities with jurisdiction in the Delta, Suisun Marsh, and Yolo Bypass upstream of the statutory Delta.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 13 - Land Use||12/22/2016||2.22 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 13 - Figures||12/22/2016||8.48 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 13 - Mapbook Figures||12/22/2016||13.02 MB|
Chapter 14 - Agricultural Resources
Describes the agricultural resources within the study area, specifically the Delta Region, along with areas in Suisun Marsh and the Yolo Bypass covered by Restoration Opportunity Areas (ROAs) identified in the BDCP. Specific impacts to agriculture may also be discussed in Chapters 5, 16, and 30 of the EIR/EIS.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 14 - Agricultural Resources||12/22/2016||2.38 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 14 - Figures||12/22/2016||12.41 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 14 - Mapbook Figures||12/22/2016||25.48 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 14A - Individual Crop Effects as a Result of BDCP Water Conveyance Facility Construction||12/22/2016||0.26 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 14B - Delta Agricultural Stewardship Strategies||12/22/2016||0.30 MB|
Chapter 15 - Recreation
Describes the recreation facilities and associated recreation activities and opportunities that could be affected by implementing the alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 15 - Recreation||12/22/2016||4.12 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 15 - Figures||12/22/2016||7.28 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 15 - Mapbook Figures||12/22/2016||13.21 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 15A - Privately Owned Recreation Facilities by County||12/22/2016||0.20 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 15B - Delta Recreation||12/22/2016||0.20 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 15C - Additional Recreation Figures||12/22/2016||1.71 MB|
Chapter 16 - Socioeconomics
Describes the socioeconomic conditions for the Delta including both quantitative and qualitative measures, and focuses on community character, social and economic characteristics, population, housing, employment, and income at regional levels.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 16 - Socioeconomics||12/22/2016||3.08 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 16 - Figures||12/22/2016||0.16 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 16A - Regional Economic Impacts of Water Conveyance Facility Construction||12/22/2016||0.46 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 16B - Community Characterization Photographs||12/22/2016||1.17 MB|
Chapter 17 - Aesthetics and Visual Resources
Identifies the study area visual resources that could be affected by implementing the alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 17 - Aesthetics and Visual Resources||12/22/2016||3.24 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 17 - Figures||12/22/2016||14.14 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 17A - Candidate KOP Sensitivity Matrix Ratings||12/22/2016||0.55 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 17B - Photo Simulation Data Sources and Assumptions||12/22/2016||0.14 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 17C - Scenic Quality Rating Summaries||12/22/2016||5.29 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 17D - Permanent Impacts after Construction is Complete||12/22/2016||1.98 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 17E - Permanent Features||12/22/2016||0.55 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 17F – Surge Tower Shadow Data Sources and Assumptions||12/22/2016||2.33 MB|
Chapter 18 - Cultural Resources
Provides an overview of the methods used to identify the kind and density of cultural resources in the Plan Area.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 18 - Cultural Resources||12/22/2016||2.21 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 18A - Archaeological Resources Sensitivity Assessment||12/22/2016||3.38 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 18B - Identified Resources Potentially Affected by the BDCP Alternatives||12/22/2016||0.97 MB|
Chapter 19 - Transportation
Describes the transportation facilities that could be affected by implementing the alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 19 - Transportation||12/22/2016||4.46 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 19 - Figures||12/22/2016||21.64 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 19A - Bay Delta Conservation Plan Construction Traffic Impact Analysis||12/22/2016||23.88 MB|
Chapter 20 - Public Services and Utilities
Describes public services and utilities in the Plan Area that could be affected by construction and operation of the action alternatives in the Delta, the Suisun Marsh, and portions of the Yolo Bypass. Public services include law enforcement, fire protection and emergency response, hospitals and medical services facilities, public schools, and libraries. Utilities include solid waste management, water supply and treatment, wastewater treatment, energy, and communications.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 20 - Public Services and Utilities||12/22/2016||1.96 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 20 - Figures||12/22/2016||20.46 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 20A - Details of Public Services and Utilities Supporting the Plan Area||12/22/2016||0.48 MB|
Chapter 21 - Energy
Discusses the existing conditions for energy generation at the SWP and CVP hydropower facilities and the existing energy use for pumping existing water supplies into the various canals and tunnels in the existing water conveyance and distribution systems.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 21 - Energy||12/22/2016||1.12 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 21 - Figures||12/22/2016||0.57 MB|
Chapter 22 - Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
Describes existing conditions related to air quality in the air quality study area. It also discusses federal, state, and local regulations related to air quality that would apply to the alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 22 - Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases||12/22/2016||6.77 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 22 - Figures||12/22/2016||5.81 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 22A - Air Quality Analysis Methodology||12/22/2016||0.32 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 22B - Air Quality Assumptions||12/22/2016||7.93 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 22C - Health Risk Assessment||12/22/2016||9.07 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 22D - DWR Climate Action Plan||12/22/2016||1.59 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 22E - General Conformity Determination||12/22/2016||3.55 MB|
Chapter 23 - Noise
Describes the existing noise environment in the noise study area, and identifies receptors that may potentially be affected by noise. It evaluates noise-sensitive receptors associated with residential and recreational land uses in the Delta and the potential effects of Conservation Measure 1 on these receptors.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 23 - Noise||12/22/2016||2.38 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 23 - Figures||12/22/2016||0.19 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 23A - Noise Contours - Construction||12/22/2016||9.59 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 23B - Noise Contours - Operations||12/22/2016||1.52 MB|
Chapter 24 - Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Discusses existing study area characteristics as they pertain to hazards and hazardous materials, federal, state and local regulations applicable to the use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials, the potential effects on the public and the environment from hazards and hazardous materials associated with implementation of the proposed alternatives, as well as potential mitigation measures to reduce the severity of these effects.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 24 - Hazards||12/22/2016||2.48 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 24 - Figures||12/22/2016||4.58 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 24A - Draft Phase 1 Initial Site Assessment||12/22/2016||17.61 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 24B - 2010 Initial Site Assessment||12/22/2016||20.95 MB|
Chapter 25 - Public Health
Focuses on issues related to human health and safety that could potentially be affected by the implementation of the BDCP alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 25 - Public Health||12/22/2016||2.73 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 25 - Figures||12/22/2016||7.01 MB|
Chapter 26 - Mineral Resources
Describes existing mineral resources within the mineral resources study area that could be affected by construction and operation of the BDCP alternatives.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 26 - Mineral Resources||12/22/2016||1.52 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 26 - Figures||12/22/2016||7.45 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 26A - Natural Gas Wells||12/22/2016||0.33 MB|
Chapter 27 - Paleontological Resources
Addresses paleontological resources and the potential effects of the BDCP alternatives on paleontological resources in the Delta and Suisun Marsh.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 27 - Paleontological Resources||12/22/2016||1.38 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 27 - Figures||12/22/2016||8.18 MB|
Chapter 28 - Environmental Justice
Analyzes the potential for the BDCP alternatives to cause disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority and low‐income populations.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 28 - Environmental Justice||12/22/2016||1.63 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 28 - Figures||12/22/2016||7.23 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 28A - Census Data||12/22/2016||1.85 MB|
Chapter 29 - Climate Change
Presents a discussion of the scientific fundamentals pertaining to climate change that relate to the study area; key regulatory documents associated with adaptation; linkages between resource areas addressed in this EIR/EIS and climate change; and an evaluation of the resiliency of each resource area under each project alternative to potential changes in climate.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 29 - Climate Change||12/22/2016||0.47 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 29 - Figures||12/22/2016||4.26 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 29A - Effects of Sea Level Rise on Delta Tidal Flows and Salinity||12/22/2016||1.65 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 29B - Climate Change Effects on Hydrology in the Study Area Used for CALSIM||12/22/2016||2.13 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 29C - Climate Change and the Effects of Reservoir Operations on Water Temperatures in the Study Area||12/22/2016||10.54 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 29D - Climate Change Analysis and Discussion of Future Uncertainty||12/22/2016||0.25 MB|
Chapter 30 - Growth Inducement
Addresses the direct and indirect growth inducement potential of the BDCP alternatives. Assessing growth inducement potential involves determining whether project implementation would directly or indirectly support economic expansion, population growth, or residential construction, and, if so, determining the magnitude and nature, and potential environmental effects of that growth.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 30 - Growth Inducement and Other Indirect Effects||12/22/2016||1.31 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 30 - Figures||12/22/2016||0.51 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 30A - Population Density in Hydrologic Regions||12/22/2016||1.98 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 30B - Water Contractor Profiles||12/22/2016||5.73 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 30C - Summary of Secondary Effects of Growth||12/22/2016||0.82 MB|
Chapter 31 - Other CEQA/NEPA Required Sections
Provides an overview of other CEQA and NEPA considerations based on the technical analyses presented in Chapters 5–30, and addresses significant irreversible and irretrievable changes, and short-term uses versus long‐term productivity, selection of the environmentally superior/preferable alternative, and significant and unavoidable impacts.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 31 - Other CEQA NEPA Required Sections||12/22/2012||1.01 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 31A - BDCP Later CM Activity Environmental Checklist||12/22/2012||0.67 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 31B - Mitigation Measure WQ-7e||12/22/2012||18.22 MB|
Chapter 32 - Public Involvement, Consultation, and Coordination
Provides a summary of the public involvement and outreach activities (including outreach to the federal and state agencies participating in the CEQA and NEPA processes) conducted for the BDCP EIR/EIS.
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 32 - Public Involvement - Consultation - and Coordination||12/22/2012||0.34 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 32A - Public Involvement Informational Materials||12/22/2012||24.47 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 32B - Draft EIR-EIS Public Review Summary Report Part 1||12/22/2012||38.20 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 32B - Draft EIR-EIS Public Review Summary Report Part 2||12/22/2012||34.83 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Appendix 32C - RDEIR-SDEIS Public Review Summary Report||12/22/2012||19.28 MB|
Chapter 33 - List of Preparers
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 33 - List of Preparers||12/22/2016||0.46 MB|
Chapter 34 - References
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 34 - References Cited||12/22/2012||1.55 MB|
Chapter 35 - Glossary
|Final EIR-EIS Chapter 35 - Glossary||12/22/2012||0.63 MB|
|Final EIR-EIS Index||12/22/2012||0.94 MB|
Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Program - California WaterFix
|California WaterFix MMRP||12/22/2016||3.07 MB|