The Sacramento Bee reports on the following components of the project, which will affect a 10-mile stretch of Sacramento County farmland:
“• Three intakes, each consisting of a 40-acre site elevated 2 to 5 feet above the existing levee, with industrial buildings six stories tall.
• A 1,000-acre reservoir south of the town of Hood, called an intermediate forebay, to provide gravity flow to the two main tunnels.
• High-voltage electrical substations and miles of power lines.
• Barge landings on the river's edge, each as long as a football field, one near Walnut Grove and another along the north fork of the Mokelumne River, on Tyler Island.
• A soil "borrow" area north of Hood, totaling 610 acres, to provide earth fill for the intake sites and other facilities.
• Disposal areas totaling 717 acres for "tunnel muck," the mixture of soil and excavation chemicals dug from the tunnel bores.”
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/28/5377328/delta-tunnel-project-to-radically.html#storylink=cpy
The Sacramento Bee further reports that prime farmland, including vineyards, will be affected by the BDCP, which also seeks to address the affects of climate change on California landscape. In addition to affected farmland, some California homeowners may see their property become the subject of condemnation for the tunneling portion of the project. The condemning authorities might use eminent domain against homeowners in the County of Sacramento.