On September 29, 2009, six Federal agencies – the Department of the Interior (DOI) , Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of the Army, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Council on Environmental Quality – signed the California Bay -Delta Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU established a Federal Leadership Committee to coordinate the Federal response to the California water crisis and to facilitate a partnership with the State of California in addressing California’s water supply and environmental challenges. The MOU also committed the Federal agencies to develop an Interim Action Plan on an expedited basis. Both documents can be found below.
MOU for California Bay-Delta Interim Federal Action Plan (PDF)(5 pp, 937 K,
California Bay-Delta Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Among Federal Agencies.
Interim Federal Action Plan for the California Bay-Delta (PDF)(23 pp, 226 K,
This Interim Federal Action Plan (Interim Action Plan) has been developed to further the goals of the MOU entered into by six Federal agencies on September 29, 2009. The MOU sets out the Administration’s vision of a healthy and sustainable Bay-Delta ecosystem that provides for a high-quality, reliable, and sustainable long-term water supply for California, and restores the environmental integrity and sustainability of the Bay-Delta ecosystem.