Welcome to the State Water Resources Control Board Welcome to the California Environmental Protection Agency
Governor's Website Visit the Water Board Members Page
My Water Quality
Performance Report

San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta) Program

Comprehensive Review of the Bay-Delta Plan, Water Rights and Other Requirements to Protect Fish and Wildlife Beneficial Uses and the Public Trust

The Bay-Delta Strategic Workplan requires a comprehensive review of the Bay-Delta Plan and water rights and other measures implementing that plan to establish interim and long-term water quality objectives and implementation measures to protect fish and wildlife beneficial uses of water and the public trust.  The Workplan includes information-gathering activities by the State Water Board that may affect the scope of the Bay-Delta Plan revision or provide summaries of science to date at the commencement of the environmental review process.  Those activities include: an October 2008 scoping meeting on periodic review of the Bay-Delta Plan; and a series of evidentiary hearings on a number of critical factual issues concerning the Delta’s ecology.

On November 18, 2008 the State Water Board voted not to proceed with an informational fact-finding proceeding as part of the periodic review of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, as originally planned for in the Bay-Delta Strategic Workplan. Staff will proceed with preparation of a periodic review staff report supported by facts recommending which issues the State Water Board should consider for potential modifications in the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan. A draft periodic review staff report is expected to be released for public comment in February of 2009.

envelope   Subscribe to electronic mail lists and receive updates on topics of your choice.