Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Public Comment Library

The future of the San Francisco Bay-Delta watershed is at stake!

In December of 2013, 40,000 plus pages of documents advocating for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) —  Delta Water Tunnels — were issued by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in the form of a draft Plan and draft Environment Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (draft EIR/EIS) for public review and comment.  The public comment period closed July 29, 1014.

On or about December 13th, the BDCP agencies decided to stop posting any and all comments on the website. This decision blocked any meaningful and timely dialogue about the BDCP.  The public was left with only one side of the story, the 40,000 plus pages of pro-BDCP Water Tunnels and advocacy.

DWR and Reclamation engaged in suppression of public speech. Friends of the River obtained the suppressed comments from the government agencies by making demand for them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Originally, Friends of the River posted in this public comment library all comments submitted by public agencies and organizations including those from project supporters as well as project opponents.

As an unintended result of a change in the Friends of the River website, our BDCP public comment library disappeared.  A volunteer has stepped forward to reconstruct our BDCP public comment library including all critical comments from public agencies and organizations that she was able to find.  Because of the extensive workload involved, comments supporting the Water Tunnels have not been included this time around.  That side of the story is told in the 40,000 plus pages of pro-Water Tunnels advocacy turned out by DWR and Reclamation. This public comment library is the only place where there is a collection of informed comments by public agencies and organizations made in 2014 telling the truth about the environmental and economic destruction threatened by the Water Tunnels project.  (Finally, on April 30, 2015, the State and Federal BDCP agencies transformed the BDCP into the “California Water Fix.”  Because of the bad publicity over their suppression of the public comments made on the BDCP, the Tunnels agencies did post RDEIR/SDEIS public comments after the October 30, 2015 close of the Water Fix comment period.  Those comments can be found on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) website, by going to RDEIR/SDEIS public review at the top, and then dropping down from that to RDEIR/SDEIS public comments.)

NOTE: All comments open as pdf documents – click to open, right to save.

USA Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps and SWRCB Comments on BDCP

8-26-14 EPA Letter 8-26-14-epa

7-29-14 State Water Resources Control Board 7-29-14-swrcb

7-16-14 Army Corps of Engineers 7-16-14-corps

Army Corps Attachment 7-16-14-corps-tables

United States Congressional Members from California Comments on the BDCP

07-29-14 Huffman, Miller, Thompson, Matsui, Garamendi, Lee, Speier, McNerney 7-29-14 hmtmg, et al 04950

Agency, Organizational, Scientific Comments (in order submitted)

December 2013

12-18-13 Colfax Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe 12-18-13 ctvct

January 2014

01-14-14 Friends of the River 1-14-14 for

01-19-14 AquAlliance 1-19-14 aa 05653

01-28-14 Friends of the River 1-28-14 for

February 2014

02-14-14 Save the California Delta Alliance 2-14-14 stcda

02-14-14 Foothill Conservancy 7-14-14 fc 03246

02-26-14 California Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout 2-26-14 cacsst 01471

02-28-14 AquAlliance 2-28-14-aa-05701

02-28-14 AA Attachment 1, Kyran D Mish 2-28-14 aa kdm 05708

March 2014

03-06-14 Friends of the River 3-6-14 for

April 2014

04-02-14 Port of Stockton 4-2-14 pos

04-02-14 AquAlliance 4-2-14 aa 05622

04-11-14 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association 4-11-14 hjta 04918

04-16-14 Environmental Water Caucus, Friends of the River, et al 4-16-14 ewc for 

May 2014

05-14-14 American Friends Service Committee PROYECTO VOZ 5-14-14 afsc pv

05-15-14 Friends of the River 5-15-14 for 17

05-15-14 League of Women Voters of California 5-15-14 lowvoc 33

05-16-14 Society for Conservation Biology, Davis Chapter 5-16-14 sfcb dc 30

05-21-14 Friends of the River w EWC attachment 5-21-14 for

05-21-14 AquAlliance 5-21-14 aa 05552

05-21-14 Farmland Reserve, Inc 5-21-14 fr inc

05-28-14 Friends of the River 5-28-14 for

05-28-14 Restore the Delta, Friends of the River, et al 5-28-14 rtd, for, et at 89

05-29-14 California Delta Chambers & Visitor Bureau 5-29-14 cdc&vb

05-29-14 California Striped Bass Association 5-29-14 csba 0095

05-30-14 City of Stockton 5-30-14 cos 05548

05-30-14 San Diego County Water Authority 5-30-14 sdcwa 060

05-31-14 Robert Pyke, Consulting Engineer 05-31-14 rpce 0124

June 2014

06-03-14 Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors 6-3-14 tcbos 0137

06-04-14 City of Rio Vista 6-4-14 corv 0022

06-09-14 Yolo County Ag & Food Alliance 6-9-14 yca&fa 154

06-10-14 James F. Carlson, Dept of Envio Studies, CSU Sacramento 6-10-14 jfc csus 160

06-11-14 Environmental Water Caucus, et al 6-11-14 ewc, et al 171

6-25-14 Partnership for Sound Science in Environmental Policy 6-25-14 pssep 011053

July 2014

07-14 14 City of Roseville 7-14-14 cor 011811

07-15-14 County of Tuolumne Board of Supervisors 7-15-15 cotbos 011824

07-15-14 Center on Urban Environmental Law 7-15-14 cuel 011790

07-17-14 City of Antioch 7-28-14 coa 010898

07-17-14 Restore the Delta 7-17-14 rtd 6148

07-18-14 City of Brentwood 7-18-14 cob 0123

07-21-14 American Rivers Water Agencies (ARWA) 7-21-14 ARWA 080

ARWA Attachment A 7-21-14 Attach A 032

ARWA Attachment B 7-21-14 Attach B 056

07-21-14 City of Tracy 7-21-14 cot 06137

07-21-14 County of Placer Board of Supervisors 7-22-14 copbos 010537

07-21-14 San Francisco Bay Area Nordic Tug Association 7-21-14 sfbanta 0668

07-22-14 Gilbert Labrie, AIA Architect 7-22-14 glaiaa 010545

07-22-14 City of Sacramento 7-22-14 cos 02955

07-23-14 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy 7-23-14 ssjdc 02980

07-23-14 Delta Caucus 7-23-14 dc 03265

07-23-14 Delta Caucus 7-23-14  Attach A 03262

07-24-14 Friends of the River 7-24-14 for 008

07-24-14 Delta Protection Commission (DPC) 7-24-14 dpc 010619

07-24-14 Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership 7-24-14 ssqp 0686

07-25-14 Contra Costa Water District 7-25-14 ccwd 10660

07-25-14 Mossdale Reclamation District No. 2107 7-25-14 mrd No 2107 010567

07-25-14 City of West Sacramento 7-25-14 cows 010579

07-25-14 Reclamation District No. 544 7-25-14 rd No 544 010569

07-25-14 South Delta Water Agency (SDWA) 7-25-14 sdwa 0988

SDWA Exhibit 1 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 1 0905

SDWA Exhibit 2 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 2 0906

SDWA Exhibit 2.2 (not received)

SDWA Exhibit 2.3 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 2.3 01029

SDWA Exhibit 2.4 7-25-14 sdwa  Ex 2.4 01105

SDWA Exhibit 2.5 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 2.5 01161

SDWA Exhibit 2.6 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 2.6 01212

SDWA Exhibit 3 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 3 01265

SDWA Exhibit 4 (not received)

SDWA Exhibit 5 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 5 01368

SDWA Exhibit 6 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 6 01373

SDWA Exhibit 7 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 01471

SDWA Exhibit 8 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 8 01478

SDWA Exhibit 9 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 9 01480

SDWA Exhibit 10 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 10 01436

SDWA Exhibit 11 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 11 01440

SDWA Exhibit 12 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 12 01470

SDWA Exhibit 13 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 13 01497

SDWA Exhibit 14, Part 1 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 14 P 1 01599

SDWA Exhibit 14, Part 2 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 14 P 2 01799

SDWA Exhibit 15 7-25-14 sdwa Ex 15 01944

07-25-14 Central Delta Water Agency (CDWA) 7-25-14 cdwa 02048

CDWA Exhibits 1-14 (not received)

CDWA Exhibits 15-29 7-25-14 cwda Ex 15-29 02080

07-25-14 Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge 7-25-14 fslnwr 02134

07-25-14 San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation 7-25-14 sjfbf 02578

07-25-14 California Native Plant Society 7-25-14 cnps 02623

07-25-14 San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG)  7-28-14 sjcog 010918

7-25-14 SJCOG Comments on EIR/EIS 7-25-14 sjcog EIR EIS 03169

07-25-14 SJCOG Comments on Implementing Agreement 7-25-14 sjcog Implementing Agmt 03151

07-25-14 SJCOG Multi-Species Habitat Conservation & Open Space Plan 7-25-14 sjcog mschosp 1 06547

07-25-14 SJCOG Multi-Species Habitat Conservation & Open Space Plan 7-25-14 sjcog mshcosp 2 06533

07-25-14 San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors 7-25-14 sjcbos 02298

07-28-14 County of Sacramento Board of Supervisors 7-24-14 cosbos 010682

07-28-14 East Bay Municipal Utility District 7-28-14 ebmud 03542

07-28-14 SolAgra 7-28-14 solagra 010944

07-28-14 Friends of Clarksburg Schools 7-28-14 focs 010883

07-28-14 Walnut Grove Fire District 7-28-14 wgfd 010651

07-28-14 Placer County Water Agency 7-28-14 pcwa 03287

07-28-14 Courtland Fire Protection District 7-28-14 cfpd 010786

07-28-14 Clarksburg Fire Protection District 7-28-14 cfpd 010845

07-28-14 Lake Winchester Vineyard 7-28-14 lwv 010913

07-28-14 Environmental Water Caucus (EWC) Supplemental Comments 7-28-14 ewc 03446  7-28-14 ewc 03493

07-28-14 John Garamendi, U.S. Congress – 3rd District 7-28-14 jg, us congress 03520

07-28-14 California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA)

CSPA Comment Letter 1 Exhibit 1 7-28-14 cspa 1 02811

CSPA Comment Letter 2 7-28-14 cspa 2 02679

CSPA Comment Letter 3 7-28-14 cspa 3 02756

CSPA Exhibit: Overview of Habitat Restoration 7-28-14 ccspa Ex ohs 02840

CSPA Exhibit Demise of Delta Smelt 7-28-14 cspa Ex dods 02789

07-28-14 Contra Costa Taxpayers Association 7-28-14 ccta 03233

07-28-14 Marin Conservation League No. 1 7-28-14 mcl No 1 03240

07-28-14 Marin Conservation League No. 2 7-28-14 mcl No 2 03242

07-28-14 California Indian Water Commission 7-27-14 ciwc 06764

07-28-14 Central Delta Water Agency (CDWA) 7-28-14 cdwa 03770

07-28-14 Earth Law Center 7-28-14 elc 03949

07-28-14 Yolo Basin Foundation 7-28-14 ybf 05815

07-28-14 California State Lands Commission 7-28-14 cslc 010894

07-28-14 Delta Coalition 7-29-14 dc 06139

07-28-14 County of Solano 7-28-14 cos 011126

07-28-14 Assembly member Roger Dickenson, 7th District 7-29-14 rd 06750

07-28-14 Senate member Jim Nielsen, 4th District 7-28-14 jn 06068

07-28-14 San Diego County Water Authority 7-28-14 sdcwa 010798

07-29-14 Union Pacific Railroad Company 7-28-14 uprc 011022

07-29-14 Yuba County Water District 7-28-14 ycwd 010974

07-29-14 El Dorado Irrigation District 7-29-14 edid 06833

07-29-14 RegionalSan 7-29-14 rs 04760

07-29-14 Bella Vista Water District 7-29-14 bvwd 05481

07-28-14 Central Valley Clean Water Association 7-29-14 cvcwa 04922

07-29-14 Delta Vision Foundation 7-29-14 dvf 06778

07-29-14 City of Ripon 7-29-14 cor 06997

07-29-14 California Water Research 7-29-14 cwr 010427

07-29-14 Calaveras County Water District 7-29-14 ccwd 05040

07-29-14 Butte County Board of Supervisors 7-29-14 bc 06072

07-29-14 Yolo County 7-29-14 yc 07003

07-29-14 Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Defenders of Wildlife, Bay Institute & Golden Gate Salmon Association 7-29-14 nrdc et al 07170

07-29-14 Yolo Natural Heritage Program 7-29-14 ynhp 07429

07-29-14 CWIN/CSPA/AquaAlliance 7-28-14 c-win cspa AquaAll 04027

07-29-14 Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, Water Committee and Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community 7-29-14-scacwcccsc 07451

07-29-14 Local Agencies of the North Delta (LAND) NEPA Cooperating Reclamation Districts 7-29-14 land 04681

07-29-14 Sacramento City-County Water Forum 7-29-14 sccwf 04968

07-29-14 San Diego City, Public Works 7-29-14-sdcpw-07505

07-29-14 Golden Gate Salmon Association 7-29-14 ggsa 04186

07-29-14 Long Island LIPOA 7-29-14 lipoa 04689

07-29-14 Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) 7-29-14 pfmc 04720

PFMC Attachment 1 7-29-14 pfmc Attach 1 04727

PFMC Attachment 2 7-29-14 pfmc Attach 2 04734

7-29-14 Jim Wallace, Courtland 7-29-14 jw 1 04696

JW Attachment 2 7-29-14 jw 2 04701

JW Attachment 3 7-29-14 jw 3 04709

07-29-14 Rural County Representatives of California 7-29-14 rcrc 04875

07-29-14 San Joaquin Tributaries Authority 7-29-14 sjta 04905

07-29-14 Friends of the River 7-29-14 for 04212

07-29-14 Snug Harbor Resorts 7-29-14 shr 04998

07-29-14 County of Plumas Board of Supervisors, et al 7-29-14 cop 04913

COP Attachment 1 (not available)

COP Attachment 2 7-29-14 cop w Attach 2 04918

07-29-14 Friends of the Estuary (SF Bay-Delta) 7-29-14 fote 05025

07-29-14 Social Alliance Network 7-29-14 san 04974

07-29-14 City of Lodi 7-29-14 col 05485

07-29-14 City of Stockton 7-29-14 cos 05491

Stockton Exhibit A 7-29-14 cos Ex A 05548

07-29-14 AquAlliance (AA) 7-29-14 AA 05612

AA Attachment 1 7-29-14 Attach 1 Kyran D Mish 05708

AA Attachment 2 7-29-14 Attach 2 05622

AA Attachment 3 7-29-14 Attach 3 05552

AA Attachment 4 7-29-14 Attach 4 05701

AA Attachment 5 7-29-14 Attach 5 05653

07-29-14 San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission 7-29-14 sfbcdc 05718

07-29-14 Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority 7-29-14 tcca 05726

07-29-14 Contra Costa County 7-29-14 ccc 06018

Attachment 1 7-29-14 ccc 5-15-08 Attach 1 05886

Attachment 2 7-29-14 ccc 5-14-09 Attach 2 05889

Attachment 3 7-29-14 ccc 12-14-10 Attach 3 05898

Attachment 4 7-29-14 ccc 5-25-11 Attach 4 05902

Attachment 5 7-29-14 ccc 7-24-12 Attach 5 05906

Attachment 6 7-29-14 ccc 6-3-13 Attach 6 05904

Attachment 7 7-29-14 ccc 7-19-12 Attach 7 05915

Attachment 8 7-29-14 ccc 12-13-13 Attach 8 05909

Attachment A 7-29-14 ccc Attach A 05919

Attachment B 7-29-14 ccc Attach B 05923

Attachment C 7-29-14 ccc Attach C 05931

Attachment D 7-29-14 ccc Attach D 05972

Attachment E 7-29-14 ccc Attach E 05981

Attachment F 7-29-14 ccc Attach F 05994

Attachment G 7-29-14 ccc Attach G 06016

07-29-14 Porgans & Associates & Planetary Solutionaries 7-29-14 paps 06036

07-29-14 San Francisco Bay Keeper 7-29-14 sfbk 06425

07-29-14 Yurok Tribe 7-29-14 yt 07499

07-29-14 American Rivers (Amended) 7-29-14 ar amended 07509

Attachment 1 7-29-14 ar amended Attach 1 07517

07-29-14 Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) 7-29-14 epic 07989

Attachment 1 7-29-14-epic Attach 1 07689

07-29-14 Islands, Inc. 7-29-14 islands 08158

07-29-14 Center for Biological Diversity 7-29-14 cfbd 08373

07-29-14 San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors 7-29-14 sjrec 07675

07-29-14 City of Manteca 7-29-14-com-07684

07-29-14 Reclamation District 501 7-29-14 rd 501 08160

07-29-14 North Delta Water Agency 7-29-14 ndwa 08505

Exhibit A Agreement 7-29-14-ndwa Ex A agreement 08488

Exhibit A Contract 7-29-14-ndwa Ex A contract-08494

Exhibit A MOU 7-29-14-ndwa Ex A mou 08502

Exhibit B 7-29-14-ndwa Ex B 08559

Exhibit C 7-29-14-ndwa Ex C 08673

Exhibit D 7-29-14-ndwa Ex D 08774

07-29-14 Reclamation District No 2068 7-29-14 rd 05798

07-29-14 North Coast Rivers Alliance, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, et al 7-29-14 ncra wwt, et al 08847

07-29-14 Save the California Delta Alliance (SCDA) 7-29-14 scda 08915

SCDA Attachment 1 7-29-14-scda Attach 1 08933

SCDA Attachment 2 7-29-14-scda Attach 2 08942

SCDA Attachment 3 7-29-14-scda Attach 3 09059

SCDA Attachment 4 7-29-14-scda Attach 4 09061

SCDA Attachment 5 7-29-14-scda Attach 5 09152

SCDA Attachment 6 7-29-14-scda Attach 6 09246

SCDA Attachment 7 7-29-14-scda Attach 7 09259

SCDA Attachment 8 7-29-14-scda Attach 8 09281

SCDA Attachment 9 7-29-14-scda Attach 9 09285

SCDA Attachment 10 7-29-14-scda Attach 10 09324

SCDA Attachment 11 7-29-14-scda Attach 11 09440

SCDA Attachment 12 7-29-14-scda Attach 12 09757

SCDA Attachment 13 7-29-14-scda Attach 13 09791

SCDA Attachment 14 7-29-14-scda Attach 14 09992

SCDA Attachment 15 7-29-14-scda Attach 15 010007

SCDA Attachment 16 7-29-14-scda Attach 16 010030

SCDA Attachment 17 7-29-14-scda Attach 17 010067

07-29-14 Central Delta Water Agency (CDWA) Supplemental Part 4 7-29-14 cdwa Part 4-010184

07-29-14 Central Delta Water Agency (CDWA)  Supplemental Part 5 7-29-14 cdwa Part 5-010111

07-29-14 Bogle Vineyards 7-29-14 bv 010219

07-29-14 California Native Plant Society East Bay Chapter 7-29-14 cnpsebc 010331

07-29-14 Ducks Unlimited 7-29-14 du 04940