TAKE ACTION: Delta Tunnel NOP Comments Due Friday

Well, we tried.

Last week Restore the Delta sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting all “public processes” for the Delta (Tunnel) Conveyance project planning be put on hold during the COVID19 pandemic.

The letter outlined the hardships being faced by the Delta community during the pandemic who, “…frankly cannot focus on how one of California’s largest infrastructure projects will impact their community, water supply, and environment.” We asked for a stay of all Delta Conveyance Project public processes until 45 days after the COVID19 pandemic subsides to safe levels.

Despite our best efforts to get more time for the COVID-impacted Delta community to learn more about this proposal, the state agencies planning Delta Conveyance Project continue unabated.

This Friday, April 17th at 5 pm is the deadline for public comments on the Delta Conveyance Project.

The state’s Delta Conveyance Notice of Preparation and background informational materials can be viewed online here.

How to Comment:
Toll-free public comment phone number: 1-866-924-9955
This number has a five-minute limit for voicemail recordings. Callers should feel free to call back in if they would like to make a comment longer than five minutes.

The other existing methods available for public comment include:

  • Email: DeltaConveyanceScoping@water.ca.gov (by 5:00 p.m. on 4/17/20)
  • Mail: Department of Water Resources, Attn: Renee Rodriguez, P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236 (postmarked by 4/17/20)
  • Fillable online form: View form (by 5:00 p.m. on 4/17/20)

For general questions about the Delta Conveyance Project, please email DeltaConveyance@water.ca.gov.
Here is our long-format RTD “Delta Conveyance Scoping Comments” if you want see how we did it.

Yours in service,

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla
Executive Director

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