Meeting of the California Water Commission - September 18, 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 August 27, 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. Director Karla Nemeth, Department of Water Resources

The Director will brief the Commission on DWR’s 2018 Strategic Plan, Delta conveyance, and other DWR activities and priorities.

9. Action Item: Proposed Del Puerto Reservoir Project

The 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act provides federal funding for water infrastructure. Section 4007, related to water storage, requires the Commission to determine that California storage projects seeking funding from the WIIN Act are consistent with Proposition 1, the California Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act, approved November 4, 2014.  The Del Puerto Water District and the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority are jointly applying for WIIN Act funds to plan for an 85,000 acre-foot reservoir located on Del Puerto Creek west of Patterson, California. The reservoir would increase south of Delta off-stream storage for water supply and environmental benefits. The project proponents will present information to the Commission about how the proposed Del Puerto Reservoir project is consistent with Proposition 1.  The Commission may determine the project is consistent with Proposition 1, or may take another action as the Commission determines, in its discretion.

10. County Drought and Water Shortage Contingency Planning

DWR Staff will brief the Commission on its efforts (as required by AB 1688) to develop recommendations and guidance relating to countywide drought and water shortage contingency plans by January 1, 2020.

11. Oroville Recovery Effort

State Water Project staff will brief the Commission on progress with repairing the Oroville spillways and the comprehensive needs assessment at the Oroville complex.

12. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting

13. 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 Friday, September 13. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.