DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
|980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814
November 10, 2014
-- AGENDA –
MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Park Tower Plaza
980 9th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sacramento, CA 95814
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER PURSUANT TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE CHAIR. TIMES LISTED ON THE AGENDA ARE APPROXIMATE ONLY. AT THE DISCRETION OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL, ALL ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA, WHETHER OR NOT EXPRESSLY LISTED FOR ACTION, MAY BE DELIBERATED UPON AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO ACTION.
| Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|1.||Welcome and Introductions|
|2.||Roll Call - Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)|
|4.|| Chair's Report
|5.|| Executive Officer's Report (Information Item)
|6.|| Lead Scientist's Report (Water Code §85280) (Information Item)
The Lead Scientist will report on Delta Science activities.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary
|7.|| Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee Update (Water Code §85204) (Information Item)
Staff will provide an update on the recent meeting of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee meeting held on November 17, 2014.
Attachment 1: Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee Agenda for November 17, 2014
Attachment 2: Proposed Draft Guiding Principles
Attachment 3: Council Approved Charge and Objectives
|8.|| Climate Change and California’s Water – What Challenges Can We Anticipate? (Information Item)
Dr. Cayan will provide a briefing on the current state of knowledge related to climate impacts on water, wildlife, health, and agriculture in California. He is a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey.
|9.|| 2014 Water Year – A Review of the Third Year of the Drought (Information Item)
Panelists will provide a series of updates on how the continuing drought has impacted this year’s water operations, the Delta ecosystem, and the state’s economy. In addition, panel members will provide some detail on how the drought and the Governor’s executive order has affected the state’s water use and conservation efforts; how this year’s lack of adequate surface water supplies affected the state’s groundwater resources and those who depend on groundwater; the success of this year’s water transfers in mitigating the loss of federal and state water project deliveries; and how the Sacramento region adapted to the drought conditions and stretched its water supplies. A final panel will provide an overview of state-level preparations and planning for the upcoming year.
|10.|| 2014 Winter Season Preview (Information Item)
Staff and panel members will provide a preview of long-range weather forecasts for the year ahead and a status assessment of the Delta’s readiness.
Interim Science Action Agenda (Action Item)
|12.|| Delta Levee Investment Strategy Update (Water Code §85305-85306) (Information Item)
Staff will provide an update on this project, focusing on the status of the Levee Investment Issue Paper and an overview of how the Levee Investment Project intersects with and addresses key topic areas in the paper.
Attachment 1: Table 1. Framework and Schedule for Addressing State Investment in Delta Levees Issue Paper Questions
|13.|| Submitting the Delta Plan for Approval Pursuant to the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act (Water Code §85300 (d)(2)) (Information Item)
Staff will provide a briefing on submitting the Delta Plan for approval pursuant to the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act and next steps in preparing a submittal.
Attachment 1: Department of Justice Memo -- Questions Regarding a Potential State Coastal Management Program for the Delta
|15.||Preparation for Next Council Meeting – Discuss (a) expected agenda items; (b) new work assignments for staff; (c) requests of other agencies; (d) other requests from Council members; and (e) confirm next meeting date.|
|NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. Item could be hear earlier or later as business is completed.
|•||Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta Stewardship Council on any agenda item except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such an opportunity at an earlier meeting. Comments during the public comment period shall be limited to matters within the Council’s jurisdiction. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Section 11125.7).
|•||Additional information can be found on the Delta Stewardship Council’s website at http://www.deltacouncil.ca.gov If you have any questions, please contact Pat Rogers at (916) 445-5511.|
|•||If you have questions or need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resources, Delta Stewardship Council (916) 445-5511, or TDD (800) 735-2929|
|•||The times for subject discussion or action or for adjournment are approximate only. Should the Council complete its business under any agenda item, it will move on to the next agenda item. Should the Council complete its full agenda for a meeting day prior to the scheduled adjournment time, and no member of the public wishes to provide further testimony, the Council meeting will adjourn early.