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 Posted Date: May 6, 2022

Meeting Notice of the
Delta Independent Science Board

Teleconference Meeting

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT

Meeting/Public Access Location
California Natural Resources Agency
715 P Street, 15th Floor Smith Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

When you arrive to the California Natural Resources Agency, please check in with security.
Afterwards, you will be escorted up to the 15th Floor Smith Room.

Metered street parking is available on adjacent streets. Paid parking is also
available at a state-owned parking garage at 10th and P Streets and a private-owned
parking lot at 7th and Q Streets. The closest light rail station is the 8th and O Station.

Additional Teleconference Locations
 Location 1:
Chesapeake Biological Lab
Parish House
146 Williams Street
Solomons, MD 20688
Location 4:
15 Phillips Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
 Location 2:
University of Notre Dame
Cushing Hall, Room 311D
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Location 5:
6970 Cabernet Place
Corvallis, OR 97330
 Location 3:
University of Tennessee
425B Hesler Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
Location 6:
1380 Lawrence St. Suite 500
Denver, CO 80204
  Location 7:
1010 Guard St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Public Comments
Information for providing public comments is at the end of this notice. Public comment may be limited to three minutes per person.
The meeting will be webcast and will be recorded. To join the webcast, please register before the meeting via Zoom:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to join the webcast. If you have a computer microphone, you will have the option to receive audio and provide oral comments through your computer. If not, please dial the phone number listed in your confirmation email.

NoteAccessing the Zoom webcast requires you to enter your name and email, which may be disclosed as public information. The signal for the live feed may be intermittent due to the internet infrastructure at your location.
Other Remote Options
If you need a phone only option, please call the meeting clerk at 916-902-6571 by
7:00 AM on Tuesday, May 17.

If you prefer a view-only option that does not require registration, the meeting will also be webcast on
Cal-SPAN: With this option, you will not be able to provide oral comments.
Meeting Materials
Materials referenced in this notice are available on the events web page at Members of the public are encouraged to visit the events
web page to view the meeting materials.
The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will meet regarding its current activities, including next steps and outreach efforts on recently completed reviews, the Science Needs Assessment, and future review topics. In addition, the Delta ISB will discuss its draft response to the Delta Science Program on its assessment of the impact and value of the Delta ISB. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take action on next steps for submitting the draft response to the Delta Science Program.

This Purpose 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.
~ 8:00 AM: Meeting Starts
 1. Welcome and Declarations
 2. Delta ISB Chair Report and Business Matters
 3. Delta Stewardship Council Report and Executive Officer Report
 4. Delta Lead Scientist Report

Dr. Laurel Larsen will report on recent Delta Science Program activities, and will provide an overview of the final 2022-2026 Science Action Agenda, including the changes made based on Delta ISB’s review of the draft Science Action Agenda.
 5. Discussion and Potential Action: Next Steps on the Current and Completed Reviews (Action Item)
  a.Monitoring Enterprise Review
  b.Water Supply Reliability Estimation Review
  c.Non-native Species Review
  The Delta ISB has completed its non-native species reviewmonitoring enterprise review and is in the process of finalizing its water supply reliability estimation review. The Delta ISB will discuss next steps and outreach efforts for these reviews. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take action on the next steps for these reviews.
 6. Discussion: Science Needs Assessment
  Based on the recommendations from the Delta ISB in February 2019 and the endorsement of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee (DPIIC), a long-term Science Needs Assessment is being developed, as part of the Delta Science Funding and Governance Initiative. The Science Needs Assessment will identify key science efforts to provide long-term management insights in the context of rapid environmental change and recommendations for organizing the science enterprise to better address complex and changing problems. The Delta ISB will discuss a revised outline for the Science Needs Assessment.
 ~10:00 AM: Break. Reconvene at 1:00 PM
 7. Discussion and Potential Action: Future Reviews (Action Item)
  a.Subsidence Reversal
  c.Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling
  d.Environmental Flows/Future Conditions
  e.Climate Change Forecasting and Scenario Development Science
  The Delta ISB will continue to discuss future reviews. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take action on the next steps for future reviews.
 8. Discussion and Potential Action: Draft Response of the Delta Science Program Assessment of the Impact and Value of the Delta ISB (Action Item)

The Delta ISB will discuss its draft response to the Delta Science Program on its assessment of the impact and value of the Delta ISB. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take action on next steps for submitting the draft response to the Delta Science Program.
 9. Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings
 10. Review of Items for Follow-up
  Staff will provide a summary of any follow-up items for individual members to address after the meeting.
 11. Public Comments
  The Delta ISB will take public comments on topics within its jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.
~ 3:00 PM: Meeting adjourned
 Additional Information
  • 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 11) 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).

  • If you are on the Zoom webcast and would like to provide oral public comments, please email the meeting clerk at [email protected] and provide your name, organization (if applicable), and the agenda item you wish to comment on. Please be on mute until prompted by the Delta ISB chair to provide your comment. If you prefer to provide written comments, please email the meeting clerk the message that should be read to the Delta ISB during the agenda item.