The draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), a plan being proposed by Governor Jerry Brown to address ecosystem health and long-term water conveyance challenges in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, has been problematic for Roseville and many in the Sacramento region because of the potential water supply impacts to Folsom Reservoir (Roseville's water supply) and the lower American River.
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is an effort by the California Department of Water Resources to address longstanding ecosystem degradation and endangered species decline of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The BDCP also includes, as a proposed alternative, the building of two tunnels underneath a large portion of the delta to provide greater water supply reliability to water conveyed south from the northern portion of the state. The City of Roseville of Roseville remains very concerned over how the BDCP could undermine the reliability of water we receive from Folsom Reservoir.
The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has been a longstanding federal funding authorization bill used to fund waterway, water resources, flood and port infrastructure improvements across the nation. Due to the persistent gridlock in Congress, work on a new WRDA bill has been elusive. However, that seems to be changing.