Sen. Dodd Statement on State Withdrawing WaterFix

Thursday, May 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement regarding the announcement today by the Department of Water Resources that it is officially rescinding permit applications for the WaterFix:

“I applaud Governor Newsom and the Department of Water Resources for formally withdrawing the permit applications for the twin tunnel project, which was fatally flawed. By closing this chapter on the euphemistically named WaterFix, I believe we can move to a thoughtful, collaborative approach that meets our water needs while safeguarding the environmental and economic vitality of the Delta. I look forward to partnering with the governor on measures that will benefit the Delta and the entire state, such as strengthening levees, restoring ecosystem habitat, improving water quality and efficiency, and increasing recharge and storage.”

Senator Dodd serves as co-chair of the Legislative Delta Caucus and represents large swaths of the Delta in Yolo, Sacramento, Contra Costa, and Solano counties. The announcement by the Department of Water Resources can be viewed here:


Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at