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Meeting Agenda

Meeting of the California Water Commission 
Wednesday, March 20, 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 February 20, 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.
 Return to Public Testimony 
8. 2018 State Water Project Annual Review
  Commission staff will present a draft of the 2018 Annual Review of the State Water Project.
9. Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
  Department of Water Resources staff will brief the Commission on findings related to revisions of the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance, pursuant to Government Code Section 65596.5.
10. Flood Managed Aquifer Recharge (Flood-MAR)
  A panel of experts will brief the Commission on recent efforts to recharge aquifers by spreading floodwater on agricultural lands.
11. Action Item: Water Storage Investment Program—Future Available Funding
Commission staff will re-present a draft resolution that addresses how the Commission would prefer to handle future funding that may become available in the WSIP.
 Motion and Vote 
12.Water Storage Investment Program Update
  Commission staff will update the Commission on the status of the eight WSIP projects.
13. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting
14. Recess or Adjourn
Time and weather permitting, the Commission will reconvene, if a quorum is present,at the Cosumnes Preserve for a site visit to observe a floodplain restoration and groundwater recharge project. If no quorum is present, a workshop will be held. In either event, the public is welcome to attend. The Commission anticipates reconvening the meeting (or beginning the public workshop, as applicable) approximately one hour after recess or adjournment.
 Motion and Vote 
15.Visit to Oneto-Denier Floodplain Restoration Project (approximately one hour after Item 14)
  Time and weather permitting, the Commission will reconvene, if a quorum is present,at the Visitor Center at the Cosumnes Preserve, 13501 Franklin Boulevard, Galt, CA.The visit is open to the public. If no quorum is present, the visit will be conducted as a public workshop.


*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: http://cal- 

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, March 18. 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 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