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DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
A California State Agency
980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
WWW.DELTACOUNCIL.CA.GOV
(916) 445-5511
– MEETING NOTICE –

DELTA INDEPENDENT SCIENCE BOARD

MEETING

Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT

Primary Meeting Location:

Park Tower
980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814 

Additional Teleconference Location:

University of Washington
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Johnson Hall, Room 370
4000 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

SUISUN MARSH FIELD TOUR

Friday, September 15, 2017 
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT

Field Tour Meeting Location:

Parking Lot
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
3500 Industrial Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691 

Meeting on day 1 will be webcast at: www.deltacouncil.ca.gov
Webcast signal may be intermittent due to infrastructure at the meeting location.

The Suisun Marsh field tour on day 2 will not be webcast.

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER PURSUANT TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE ISB CHAIR. TIMES LISTED ON THE AGENDA ARE APPROXIMATE ONLY. AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DELTA INDEPENDENT SCIENCE BOARD, AL  ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, WHETHER OR NOT EXPRESSLY LISTED FOR ACTION, MA  BE DELIBERATED UPON AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO ACTION. PUBLIC COMMENT MAY BE LIMITE  TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON.
Purpose:
On September 14, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will take action to finalize its review of the Delta Plan Amendment for Conveyance, Storage Systems,  and the Operation of Both (CSO). In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, how to distribute one-page summary sheets for its reviews, and ideas for the next thematic reviews.  

On September 15, Cliff Feldheim, Chief of DWR’s Suisun Marsh Program, and Steve  Chappell, Executive Director of the Suisun Resource Conservation District, will lead a  field tour in Suisun Marsh. On the afternoon of September 14, Mr. Feldheim will  provide an overview of the monitoring, research and restoration in Suisun Marsh.

The public may join the Delta ISB on the field tour. However, transportation and lunch  will not be provided. To help with planning, please e-mail Edmund.Yu@deltacouncil.ca.gov if you plan to join the Delta ISB on the field tour.

September 14, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT
  1.  Welcome and  Declarations

  2.  Delta ISB Chair’s Report and Business Matters

  3.  Delta Lead Scientist Report

  4.  Council Chair and Executive Officer Report

  5. Finalize Review Documents for the Delta Plan Amendment for CSO (Action Item)     Motion and  Vote

  6.  Discussion: One-page Summary Sheet on the Adaptive Management Review

    12:00 pm ~ 1 Hour Lunch

  7.  Closed Session (Not Open to the Public) – Personnel Matter on Filling Upcoming Delta ISB Vacancy (Government Code §11126 (a)(1))

    1:00 pm ~ Reconvene Open Session

  8.  Status of the Delta Monitoring Enterprise Review
  9.  Presentation: Overview of Monitoring, Research, and Restoration in Suisun Marsh  by Cliff Feldheim (DWR)

  10.  Discussion: Select Next Thematic Reviews
  11.  Discussion: Water Quality Thematic Review

  12.  Preparation for the October and November Delta ISB Meetings

  13.  Review of Items for Follow-up

  14.  Public Comments

    Meeting adjourned
September 15, 2017: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PDT
  1.  Suisun Marsh Field Tour (will convene at DWR’s parking lot at 3500 Industrial Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691)


  • If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Yu at (916) 445-0637 or Edmund.Yu@deltacouncil.ca.gov
  • Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta Independent Scienc  Board on any agenda items except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such opportunity at an earlier meeting. In addition, comments during the Public Comment period shall be limited to matters within the Delta ISB’s jurisdiction and not on the agenda. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Sections 11125.7).
  • Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Delta ISB website at http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/delta_science_program/isb/isb_meetings.html to print the background meeting materials. A limited number of copies of these materials will be available at the meeting.
  • If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office, Delta Stewardship Council at (916) 445-5511, TDD (800) 735-2929.