Draft Environmental Impact Report and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project

The Notice of Preparation can be found here: http://sldmwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BF_SiskDamRaiseProject_NOP.pdf


A joint Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is being prepared by the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA) and the United States Bureau of Reclamation. SLDMWA will be the Lead Agency for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Reclamation will be the Lead Agency for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

This environmental document is subsequent/supplemental to the Final EIS/EIR entitled B.F. Sisk Dam Safety of Dams (SOD) Modification Project prepared in September 2019 by Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) (SCH# 2009091004).

Notice of Preparation (PDF)

Public Scoping Workshop

The Public Scoping Workshop Notice can be found here: http://sldmwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Scoping-Workshop-Notice-1.pdf

The Public Scoping Workshop Presentation can be found here: http://sldmwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BF-Sisk-Dam-Raise-and-Reservoir-Expansion-Public-Scoping-Meeting.pdf


San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA), in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is holding a public scoping meeting and public scoping review period for the B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project (Project) to inform interested parties about the proposed project and to solicit agency and public input on the scope and content of the Environmental Impact Report/ Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, a joint document with the Bureau of Reclamation.

Given the coronavirus disease pandemic and the associated precautions and procedures being followed throughout California, the public scoping meeting is being conducted online utilizing Microsoft Teams.

This meeting format will allow presentation of the project and public participation through the online chat function.  The public scoping review period started on May 14, 2020.

The alternatives considered for the Project propose construction at the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County. Operation of the alternatives could affect water system operations in Contra Costa, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus and Ventura counties.

The public scoping meeting to solicit comments has been scheduled for:

• May 26, 2020, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams, accessible at the following link:
https://bit.ly/BFSiskPubScoping

For participants that do not already have Microsoft Teams accounts, please choose the option to log in anonymously. You will be able to submit comments in the system with or without your contact information.

Comments may be submitted during the scoping meeting via the online chat function in the Microsoft Teams system. SLDMWA will also consider written comments received or postmarked by the end of the scoping period which ends June 14, 2020. Written comments should be mailed or emailed to:

ATTN: Pablo Arroyave
San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority
P.O. Box 2157
Los Banos, CA 93635
pablo.arroyave(at)sldmwa.org

For additional information, please contact Pablo Arroyave at (209) 832-6200.