Review of the latest draft of the Bay Delta Conservation plan no small undertaking for Roseville

Last Updated: 2/7/2014

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 latest draft of the plan, which was issued for public comment in mid-December, is a voluminous document that consists of 34,000 pages.  With the deadline for public comment in mid-April, Roseville is working regionally to analyze the document to fully understand whether the latest draft still poses a threat to Roseville or whether the plan has improved.  

Understanding those impacts, is no easy undertaking, and working with others cities, counties and water districts in our region, we have hired a professional modeler, two fishery biologists and a water attorney to help with the review of these complex documents.  

The city hopes to have a completed analysis of the latest draft of the BDCP by mid-March 2014.  At that time, we will be working to educate the community on how the BDCP could impact Roseville and how concerned members of the community can have their voice heard on this important water issue. 

In the meantime, to learn more go to www.ProtectOurFolsomWater.com for more information on the BDCP and how it could impact Folsom Reservoir, our community’s water supply.