Zone 7 Water Agency Expresses Support as State Moves Forward with Delta Conveyance Project with Final Environmental Impact Report

News Release

The Zone 7 Water Agency welcomes the news that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the Delta Conveyance Project – a critical climate adaptation strategy to modernize existing State Water Project (SWP) infrastructure in the Delta.  The Delta Conveyance Project will help make the state’s water system more resilient to climate change and natural disasters while protecting and enhancing the environment in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The proposed project’s Bethany Alignment will help the State Water Project safely capture, move and store water amidst the rapid swings between wet and dry conditions that have become our new normal as the state’s climate changes.

 “The State Water Project is vital to our community as it provides 70% of the water supply used to enhance the quality of life, economic vitality, and environmental health to our region. The Delta Conveyance Project will modernize the State Water Project and ensure water supply reliability,” said General Manager Valerie Pryor.  This Project is one of the suite of projects the Zone 7 Water Agency is evaluating to maintain and enhance water supply reliability for the Tri Valley Region which it serves.

We are excited to see California reach this important milestone to modernize our aging Delta infrastructure, accommodate new climate extremes and ensure reliable supplies are available for our homes, farms, and businesses.  We look forward to seeing this Final EIR certified so we can begin the modernization work that will carry the State Water Project into the next century.