Meeting of the California Water Commission - March 20, 2019

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

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).

4. Approval of February 20, 2019 Meeting Minutes

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.

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.

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.

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.

16. Adjourn

*The Commission may break for lunch as needed.*

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.