Meeting of the California Water Commission - October 18, 2017

State of California, Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, 95814

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of September 2017 Meeting Minutes

4. Executive Officer’s Report

The Executive Officer will report on various matters addressed since the previous Commission meeting.

5. Commission Member Reports

An opportunity for members to disclose any meetings or conversations related to Commission business since the previous Commission meeting.

6. Public Testimony

Although no formal Commission action will be taken, the Commission offers an opportunity for 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.

7. Legislative Update

Department of Water Resources (DWR) staff will brief the Commission on State legislation relevant to the activities of DWR and the Commission.

8. Action Item: Consideration of Water Loss Audit Reporting Regulations

DWR staff will present the proposed Validated Water Loss Audit Reporting Regulations for Commission consideration and possible approval.

Correspondence Received by the Commission Regarding This Agenda Item:

9. Panel on Integrated Water Management

Continuing the Commission's exploration of water management issues, a panel of guest speakers will address how integrated water management can be used to improve efficiency and achieve ecosystem goals.

10. Action Item: Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) Validation of Completeness and Basic Eligibility

Commission staff will describe recent activities related to the WSIP, including an update on the status of application review and an overview of applications. Staff will present findings for the results of the completeness and basic eligibility review for each applicant. The Commission may validate staff's findings, and may provide additional direction to staff. Commissioners may ask questions of applicants during this item. Projects will be considered alphabetically by project name:

  • Centennial Water Supply Project
  • Chino Basin Conjunctive Use Environmental Storage/Exchange Program
  • Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project
  • Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project
  • Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project
  • Pure Water San Diego Program North City Phase 1
  • San Joaquin River and Tributaries Conjunctive Use
  • Sites Project
  • South Sacramento County Agriculture & Habitat Lands Recycled Water, Groundwater Storage, and Conjunctive Use Program (South County Ag Program)
  • Temperance Flat Reservoir Project
  • The Tulare Lake Storage and Floodwater Protection Project
  • Willow Springs Water Bank Conjunctive Use Project

Applicants should note that confirmation of an application's completeness and basic eligibility does not ensure a funding award and does not directly impact a project's score or eventual ranking. "Completeness" and "Basic Eligibility" are defined by the regulations governing the Water Storage Investment Program. The Commission's potential action validating the completeness and basic eligibility of a project means the project meets the requirements of the regulations at this point in time.

Correspondence Received by the Commission Regarding This Agenda Item:

11. Commission Preparatory Briefing: WSIP Scoring

In order to prepare the Commission for its WSIP-related decisions in 2018, Commission staff will brief the Commission on how project scores will be determined.

12. Action Item: Consideration of WSIP Applicant Presentations

Based on a proposal presented by staff, the Commission will consider whether they will invite WSIP applicants to present their projects to the Commission at a future public meeting.

13. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting 

14. Adjourn

*The Commission may break for lunch as needed.*

Written comments regarding specific items on this agenda will be provided to the Commissioners in hard copy as part of their meeting packets if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday prior to the Commission meeting. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.