Public Comment Period For Delta Plan Ends On Friday

Delta photo by Kelly M. Grow/ California Department of Water Resources

As California’s controversial and divisive California Delta Tunnel plan continues to infuriate fishing, conservation and environmental groups, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s push to get the project greenlit despite the potential devastating effects the plan could have on the Central Valley’s salmon crisis,

With the State Water Resources Control Board accepting public comments open through Friday, here’s a message from the Golden State Salmon Association urging and anglers and others to have their voices heard:

Dear Salmon Supporter ,

We still need your help to fight for salmon families – contact the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) today! Right now, the SWRCB is accepting public comments on the Phase 2 Draft Bay-Delta Plan. The deadline is Friday, January 19, 2024. Many of you took action in November and December by testifying at the Water Board’s Bay-Delta Plan hearings and we can’t THANK you enough for your impactful statements. 

As the only agency with legal authority to set flow and temperature protections for Fall-run Chinook, your voice matters and, in fact, it is critical that the SWRCB hears directly from you. Whether or not you’ve already provided public testimony, now’s your chance to take action for salmon, healthy rivers and everyone who relies on this fishery. We can’t let industrial agriculture secure more water diversions and determine the future of California’s salmon and salmon families.

Two Ways to Submit Your Comments (Deadline is January 19)Don’t delay as you can help GSSA restore critical salmon runs!
Sign and Send a Letter to the Water Board

Click HERE to read, personalize with your own comments, and send a letter urging the SWRCB to adopt an unimpaired flow approach in the Bay-Delta Plan

Make a Greater Impact by Writing and Submitting Your Own Comments by Email

Tell the SWRCB why salmon are important to you, your business, culture or family, and that they must adopt an unimpaired flow approach to restore salmon. 

Send your comments directly to with the subject line:
“Comment Letter – Sacramento/Delta Draft Staff Report”