October 27, 2023

B.F. Sisk Dam expansion represent first approval of a major water storage project in California since 2011

This week, the Department of the Interior and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority approved plans to enlarge the San Luis Reservoir by 130,000 acre-feet. The additional storage capacity will provide important water supply reliability to California farms, municipalities, and the environment. WestWater, through CDM Smith, served as the lead economics firm for the project and developed a variety of custom models that were used to estimate the water supply benefits applied in the Feasibility Report. We are excited to be a part of this important milestone for California water.

Full release: Biden-Harris Administration and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Approve Plan for B.F. Sisk Dam Project, Advancing Water Supply Reliability and Public Safety in California’s Central Valley – San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (sldmwa.org)