Over the next few months, the Delta ISB will host a series of presentations to better orient new members on Delta science and management, as it embarks on new reviews, starting with the two-day Delta ISB meeting from January 12 to 13. On January 12, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) will provide an overview of the operations of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project. In addition, the California Department of Water Resources will provide an overview and update on the Delta Conveyance Project.
On January 13, the Delta ISB will meet to discuss its current reviews, future reviews, and revisit the Science Needs Assessment. This will include a discussion on the draft 2022-2026 Science Action Agenda review and the Delta ISB’s water supply reliability review. In addition, the Delta ISB will hold an open forum that will provide an opportunity for individual Delta ISB members and the public to identify and discuss emerging science issues that may warrant a review by the Delta ISB. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take potential action on the next steps on current and future reviews, along with the Science Needs Assessment.
This section describes the highlights. For more information about the meeting, refer to the agenda below.
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 expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action.
|Day 1, Wednesday, January 12, 2022|
|~ 1:00 PM: Meeting Starts|
|1.|| Welcome and Declarations|
|2.|| Orientation Presentation: Overview of the operations of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project|
John Leahigh (DWR) will provide an overview of the operations of the State Water Project, while Kristin White (USBR) will provide an overview of the operations of the Central Valley Project to better orient the Delta ISB on water operations to help inform future Delta ISB reviews.
|3.|| Orientation Presentation: Overview and Update of the Delta Conveyance Project|
Carrie Buckman (DWR) will provide an overview and update on the Delta Conveyance Project to help inform the Delta ISB’s future review of the Delta Conveyance Project Environmental Impact Report, as indicated in the Delta ISB’s April 17, 2020, comment letter on the Notice of Preparation for Delta Conveyance Project.
|4.|| Public Comments|
The Delta ISB will take public comments on topics within its jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.
|~ 4:30 PM: Recess until the next day on January 13, 2022, at ~8:30 AM|
- If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Yu at 916-902-6571 or [email protected]
- If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Delta Stewardship Council’s Human Resources Office at 916-445-5511.
- 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 (Agenda Item 10) 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).
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