Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Halting Geotechnical Investigations for the Delta Conveyance Project – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

On June 20, 2024, the Sacramento County Superior Court stopped the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) from undertaking further geotechnical investigations implementing the Delta Conveyance Project (DCP) until DWR files a certification of consistency with the Delta Stewardship Council as required under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Reform Act of 2009 (Delta Reform Act). The DCP will, among other things, include two new intake facilities on the Sacramento River in the north Delta near the community of Hood, and a concrete-lined tunnel and associated vertical tunnel shafts to convey water from the intakes 45 miles to the Bethany Reservoir Pumping Plant and Surge Basin located south of the State Water Project’s Clifton Court Forebay … Read More

Written by Louinda V. Lacey