04.12.2021

Delta Conveyance Project Community Benefits Program Workshop 1 of 3

Delta Conveyance Project Community Benefits Program Workshop 1 of 3

If you live or work in the Delta, we’d like to invite you to join an online workshop to provide feedback to the Department of Water Resources about the Community Benefits Program. On April 14, between 6:00 and 8:00 pm, Ag Innovations will facilitate a large online workshop to gather feedback from Delta residents on the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Community Benefits program. 

To Register for the April 14 Workshop Email
DeltaConveyanceCBP@water.ca.gov
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About the workshop:DWR is developing a community benefits program to acknowledge that if the Delta Conveyance project is approved it could have potential adverse effects on  communities  through construction of major capital projects. The Community Benefits program could create economic, social, and other benefits in the local community. A Community Benefits Program could  go beyond what traditional “environmental mitigation” typically affords. 

Why participate:While people oppose the Delta Conveyance Project, DWR has no expectation that participating in the workshops signals any support for the Delta Conveyance Project. The community benefits program would only proceed if the project were approved. But participating now provides community members a chance to shape the program to best suit the needs of the local community. 

Ag Innovations is 501c3 nonprofit and is committed to reaching out to underrepresented voices and creating meaningful opportunities to provide input, including at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic makes this challenging.  Please let us know if you have ideas for how we might work with you to bring your input into this process.

Stay tuned for additional workshops on the Community Benefits Program future workshops will be on:

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm. 
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm. 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER

What is the Delta Conveyance Project?
The state is studying the potential impacts and benefits of two possible routes for a tunnel in the Delta. The proposal aims to protect the reliability of the State Water Project to deliver clean water to homes, farms, and businesses in the Bay Area, Central Coast, and Southern California.

The project would catch fresh water in the northern Delta – especially during storms – through two new intakes near the town of Hood. A deep underground tunnel would carry that water 40 miles to the southern Delta where it would be pumped into the State Water Project. The project would be constructed over approximately 16 years.

DWR is currently studying potential impacts on traffic, noise, air 
quality, and historical, cultural, recreational, and other resources.

They have launched the Environmental Justice Community Survey to better understand how the project may affect the resources, values, and priorities that are most important you.