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Video and Teleconference Meeting Only
No Physical Meeting Location
(Authorized by and in furtherance of Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20)

February 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Video and Teleconference Meeting During COVID-19 Emergency: As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor’s Executive Orders to protect public health by limiting public gatherings and requiring social distancing, this meeting will occur solely via remote presence. Links for the meeting, including a phone call option, will be posted on will be posted on the Colorado River Basin Water Board’s website at:
Supporting documents for agenda items to be considered by the Colorado River Basin Water Board are posted on our website. To view or download documents, go to:

More detailed information concerning the Colorado River Basin Water Board’s meeting procedures is attached to the end of this agenda.
i. Pledge of Allegiance
ii. Roll Call
iii. Public Forum
 Any person may address the Colorado River Basin Water Board at this time regarding any matter within the Board’s jurisdiction that is not related to an item on this meeting agenda. Comments will generally be limited to three (3) minutes, unless otherwise directed by the Board Chair.
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes

Minutes of January 12, 2021 Board Meeting
2. State Water Board Liaison Update [Laurel Firestone, State Water Board Liaison]
Uncontested Items
 NOTE: Uncontested items are those items that are not being contested at the Board meeting and will be acted on without discussion. Uncontested items may be removed at the request of any Board member or person. If an item is removed from the uncontested calendar for discussion, it will only be voted on at this meeting if no significant changes are made to the agenda item. Otherwise, the item will be continued to a subsequent Board meeting to allow input from interested persons.
R7-2021-0011 – Consideration of adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC, Microalgae Production Facility Class II Surface Impoundments, Calipatria, Imperial County [Scot Stormo, EG]
Contested and Discussion Items
4. R7-2021-0003 – Consideration of adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for Dredged or Fill Discharges to Waters of the State issued to Vintage Pacific, LLC, Arrowhead Estates Tentative Tract Map 33540 Project, Banning, Riverside County [Kai Dunn, Senior WRCE]

5. R7-2021-0013 – Consideration of adoption of Waste Discharge Requirements for Mt. San Jacinto Winter Park Authority, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Valley Station Wastewater Treatment Facility, Palm Springs, Riverside County [Reggie Tan, WRCE]

*This item to be continued to a future meeting.
6. R7-2021-0015 – Consideration of adoption of Resolution Identifying Regional Groundwater Basins Where Salts and/or Nutrients Threaten Water Quality [Cathy Sanford, EG]

Informational Items
7. Groundwater Monitoring Program Workplan for the Coachella Valley Salt and Nutrient Management Plan [Cassandra Owens, AEO]

For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Groundwater Workplan please contact Cathy Sanford at
8. Colorado River Basin Water Board Executive Officer's Report [Paula Rasmussen, EO]
9. Colorado River Basin Water Board Member Comments
10. Colorado River Basin Water Board Chair's Report
Closed Session
11.The Board may meet in closed session to:

(a) Consider the appointment, employment, evaluation of performance, or dismissal of a public employee, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public employee by another person, unless the employee requests a public hearing. [Authority: Gov. Code, § 11126, subd. (a).]

(b) Consider evidence received in an adjudicatory hearing and deliberate on a decision to be reached based on that evidence. [Authority: Gov. Code, § 11126, subd. (c)(3).]

(c) Discuss litigation, including discussion of initiated litigation, significant exposure to litigation, or decisions to initiate litigation. [Authority: Gov. Code, § 11126, subd. (e).]
Next Board Meeting

March 9, 2021 Board Meeting – 9:00 am