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California Water Commission
Meeting Agenda

Meeting of the California Water Commission
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
State of California, Resources Building
1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814
Beginning at 9:30 a.m.

1.  Call to Order
2.  Roll Call
3.  Closed Session
    The Commission may hold a closed session, as authorized by Government Code §11126(e), to confer with and receive advice from its legal counsel regarding potential litigation, and as authorized by Government Code §11126(a).
4.  Approval of December 19, 2018 Meeting Minutes    Motion and Vote
5.  Executive Officer’s Report
    The Executive Officer will report on various matters addressed since the previous Commission meeting.
6.  Commission Member Reports
    This is an opportunity for members to disclose any meetings or conversations related to Commission business since the previous Commission meeting.
7.  Public Testimony
    Although no formal Commission action will be taken, the Commission offers an opportunity to the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda.
8.  Action Item: Election of Commission Chair and Vice Chair
    Consistent with the Internal Rules and Guidelines for Activities of the California Water Commission, adopted February 2011, the Commission will elect a Chair and Vice Chair
 Motion and  Vote
9.  State Water Project Dam Safety Update
    The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will brief the Commission on the State Water Project (SWP) Dam Safety Program, including assessments performed following the 2017 events at Oroville, and the status of the resulting initiatives to strengthen the SWP Dam Safety Program.
10.  AB 1755 Open Data Initiative
    DWR staff will brief the Commission on the status of implementing AB 1755 (Dodd), the Open and Transparent Water Data Act.
11.  Groundwater Basin Boundary Modifications
    The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) regulations give local groundwater agencies the opportunity to request changes to their groundwater basin boundaries. Any modifications must be reviewed and approved by DWR. The Act requires the Commission to hear and comment on draft groundwater basin boundary modifications before DWR makes its final decisions on the modifications. DWR staff will brief the Commission on the 2018 proposed basin boundary modifications and DWR’s draft decisions.
12.  Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting
13. Adjourn


*The Commission may break for lunch as needed.*
At the discretion of the California Water Commission, all items appearing on this agenda, whether or not expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action. This meeting will be webcast live at the following link:

Further information regarding this meeting will be available at
  • Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the California Water Commission on any agenda item except closed session items. Comments during the public comment period shall be limited to matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Section 11125.7), and the Commission has established a three minute limit per comment.

  • Agenda items may be heard in any order at the discretion of the Commission.

  • Written comments regarding specific items on this agenda will be provided to the Commissioners as part of their meeting packets if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.

  • Copies of meeting materials are available on the Commission website. Anyone may request hard copies of these materials; however, the Commission may charge a fee covering the cost of providing such materials.

  • The Commission intends to provide a webcast of the meeting. However, if technical difficulties interrupt the webcast at times, the full webcast video will be posted at as soon as possible.