RBOC Reviewing New Delta Documents for Boating Impacts

RBOC is reviewing the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) that were released for public review earlier this month, in order to respond to any impacts the updated plan would have on recreational boating in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

With the previous draft, RBOC expressed great concern with specific proposals that would negatively impact recreational boaters’ access to existing Delta waterways and which would upset the delicate balance that enables the Delta to be a vigorous recreational opportunity of statewide and national significance. These impacts were not adequately addressed by either mitigations or other plans set forth in the draft. Negative impacts would occur in the immediate construction phase, as well as in the post-construction phase.

In its September 23 submittal to federal and state agencies, RBOC identified the negative boating impacts and urged the governmental agencies responsible for this project to consider the significant detrimental impacts the project would have on boating and recreation in the Delta, and to incorporate project revisions that will eliminate or at least substantially reduce these impacts.

For official information about the updated plans:

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Website

Bay Delta Conservation Pan Update: Formal Public Review of the BDCP and EIR/EIS to begin December 13, 2013