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Meeting Agenda

Meeting of the California Water Commission
Wednesday, September 18, 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).
 Approval of August 27, 2019 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. Director Karla Nemeth, Department of Water Resources
  The Director will brief the Commission on DWR’s 2018 Strategic Plan, Delta conveyance, and other DWR activities and priorities.
9. Action Item: Proposed Del Puerto Reservoir Project
The 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides federal funding for water infrastructure. Section 4007, related to water storage, requires the Commission to determine that California storage projects seeking funding from the WIIN Act are consistent with Proposition 1, the California Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act, approved November 4, 2014. The Del Puerto Water District and the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority are jointly applying for WIIN Act funds to plan for an 85,000 acre-foot reservoir located on Del Puerto Creek west of Patterson, California. The reservoir would increase south of Delta off-stream storage for water supply and environmental benefits. The project proponents will present information to the Commission about how the proposed Del Puerto Reservoir project is consistent with Proposition 1. The Commission may determine the project is consistent with Proposition 1, or may take another action as the Commission determines, in its discretion
 Motion and Vote
10. County Drought and Water Shortage Contingency Planning
  DWR Staff will brief the Commission on its efforts (as required by AB 1688) to develop recommendations and guidance relating to countywide drought and water shortage contingency plans by January 1, 2020.
11. Oroville Recovery Effort
  State Water Project staff will brief the Commission on progress with repairing the Oroville spillways and the comprehensive needs assessment at the Oroville complex.
12. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting


*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.

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  • 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 Friday, September 13. 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.

  • If you need reasonable accommodations due to a disability or need language assistance, please contact Jacqueline Nelson at (916) 654-0533 or [email protected] at least a week prior to the meeting.

  • For further information about items on this agenda please contact Brianna Shoemaker, 901 P Street, Room 314, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 651-0825 or [email protected]