California WaterFix. Formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), the California WaterFix is one part of the California Water Action Plan to bolster local self-sufficiency, reduce consumption, improve water management, and reduce dependence on the Delta to meet future needs. It is the product of decades of deliberation and the evolution of California’s twin goals of protecting and securing water resources to meet growing demand while maintaining a healthy environment.
The California WaterFix proposes to build three intakes on the Sacramento River in the north Delta, with two 35-mile-long tunnels to carry water to the existing pumping plants in the south Delta. The proposed intakes would be screened to protect even young fish. The new intakes and conveyance, operated under rules to protect water quality and endangered species, would give water project operators flexibility to move water into storage when Sacramento River flows are high while minimizing harm to fish. New intakes and tunnels would also protect water deliveries from disruption in the event of multiple levee failures in the low-lying Delta.