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Meeting of the California Water Commission

 The Ridge Events Center, 2020 Golf Course RoadAuburnCA95602

Commission Member Saracino will participate in this meeting by teleconference from the following location. Teleconference location will be open to the public:

5533 Flagstaff Road 
Boulder, Colorado 80302 

For its May 2014 meeting, the Water Commission will be meeting with representatives of the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the Regional Council of Rural Counties, and the Sierra Business Council in Auburn, California.  The Commission plans to conduct a short business meeting for agenda items listed below, followed by a workshop to hear about the challenges and opportunities facing small water systems in foothill and mountain regions of Northern California.

Meetings of the California Water Commission are open to the public.  The hosting organizations for this event will charge a fee for lunch and refreshments to attendees wishing to purchase these items.  However the public is welcome to attend the Commission meeting at no cost.  A video of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.


1.Call to Order
2.Roll Call
4.Executive Officer’s Report
5.Action Item: Approval of State Water Project Encroachment Permit Regulations
6.California Water Commission Workshop
  • Role of the Water Commission
  • California Water Action Plan
  • Public Benefits of Water Storage Projects
  • Workshop Interests
7.Mountain Counties Regional Background/Interests
  • Mountain Counties Water Resources Association
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy
  • Sierra Business Council
  • Rural County Representatives of California
8.Challenges Facing Mountain and Foothill Communities
  • Placer County Water Agency: Powerpoint
  • El Dorado Irrigation District: Powerpoint
  • Amador Water Agency: Powerpoint
  • Calaveras County Water District
  • County of Placer
Lunch Break
9.Regional Program/Project Opportunities
  • El Dorado Irrigation District: Powerpoint
  • Nevada Irrigation District
  • Placer County Water Agency
  • Foresthill Public Utilities District: Powerpoint
  • El Dorado County Water Agency
  • South Tahoe Public Utility District: Powerpoint
  • Mountain Counties Water Resources Association
10.Public Comment and Discussion of Next Steps

Handouts: Mokelumne Watershed Avoided Cost Analysis: Why Sierra Fuel Treatments Make Economic Sense


Additional information regarding this meeting is available from the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association.