Metropolitan's Bay-Delta Initiatives Program Manager Steve Arakawa then gave a verbal update on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
The past two months, the primary activity has been to complete the next draft of BDCP
along with the associated environmental documents.
The consultant, ICF
, is in the process of finishing the documents that will make up the next administrative draft, he
said, which is expected to be available around the middle of February.
made a decision to complete a comprehensive benefit-cost analysis, and that study is being currently being conducted and is expected to be completed in the next few months.
Once the administrative draft comes out, we will then be able to identify the benefits that are being characterized for the water users, as well as the benefits that are being created for the covered species of the BDCP
: "I would expect that in a month from now, we will have a view of that from the posted document on the web," Mr. Arakawa
concluded by noting that state and federal leaders are continuing to meet on a regular basis to prepare for the administrative draft and to discuss how they will work together and review documents as the BDCP
moves to a public draft a little bit later in the year.