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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

December 22, 2017

– MEETING NOTICE –

DELTA INDEPENDENT SCIENCE BOARD MEETING

Thursday, January 4, 2018 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST

Friday, January 5, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST


Meeting Location:

Park Tower

980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Sacramento, CA 95814

Teleconference Location:

2406 Lalor Road

Oregon, WI 53575

Meeting, including the brown bag seminars, will be webcast at www.deltacouncil.ca.govWebcast signal may be intermittent due to internet infrastructure at the meeting location.

Purpose:

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will co-host two brown bag seminars to help inform its review on the Delta Monitoring Enterprise. On January 4,

Dr. Steve Culberson of the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) will provide a brief history and overview of IEP monitoring surveys and how they are coordinated to inform management. Following this seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on the science-governance structure of IEP with Dr. Culberson and other invited guests.

On January 5, Ms. Karen Larsen of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will provide an update on current activities by the California Water Quality Monitoring Council to coordinate and improve water quality monitoring and assessment. After her seminar, the Delta ISB will moderate a panel discussion on water quality monitoring with Ms. Larsen and other invited guests.

In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss the status of current reviews, finalize the summary sheet on its adaptive management review, and take any public comments on its draft water quality reviewdraft IEP prospectusand draft water supply reliability prospectus.


"Coequal goals" means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place.

–CA Water Code §85054

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER PURSUANT TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE DELTA ISB CHAIR. TIMES LISTED ON THE AGENDA ARE APPROXIMATE ONLY. AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DELTA ISB, ALL ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, WHETHER OR NOT EXPRESSLY LISTED FOR ACTION, MAY BE DELIBERATED UPON AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO ACTION.

January 5, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST

3.  Welcome Back

4.  Delta ISB Chair’s Report and Business Matters

5.  Delta Lead Scientist Report

6.  Council Chair and Executive Officer Report

7.  Updates on Prospectus Planning for Upcoming Reviews

a)  IEP

b)  Water Supply Reliability

c)  Ecosystems

8.  Discussion: Water Quality Review

9.  Status of Summary Sheets for Completed Reviews

10.  Plan Field Tours for 2018

11:35 a.m. ~25 Minute Break

The Delta ISB will be listening to the brown bag seminar over lunch at 12:00 p.m. The public should bring their lunch, or use this break to purchase lunch.

Delta Monitoring Enterprise Brown Bag Series (Starts at 12:00 p.m.)

A.  Brown Bag Seminar: Considerations from the California Water Quality Monitoring Council by Ms. Karen Larsen (SWRCB)

B.  Panel Discussion: Water Quality Monitoring

Panelists include Ms. Karen Larsen (SWRCB), Mr. Greg Gearheart (SWRCB), Dr. Kris Jones (DWR), Ms. Lori Webber (SWRCB), Mr. Adam Laputz (Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board), Ms. Laura Valoppi (State and Federal Contractors Water Agency [SFCWA]), and Dr. Valerie Connor (Retired, formerly SWRCB, SFCWA).

3:15 p.m. ~ 15 Minute Break

11.  Status of the Delta Monitoring Enterprise Review

12.  Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings

13.  Review of Items for Follow-up

14. Public Comments

Meeting adjourned

∙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 ISB 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.

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