Meeting of the California Water Commission - April 21, 2021


In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20, as well as recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the April 21, 2021, California Water Commission meeting will not have a physical location. This will be a remote-only meeting, conducted via a web-based videoconferencing service called Zoom. The Commission remains committed to transparency. Members of the public will be able to listen to and watch the meeting and comment if desired.

Registration is not required to provide public comments. Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting can do so by joining on Zoom ( More detailed instructions on how to use Zoom and participate in the meeting can be found on the public participation guide.

Alternatively, members of the public can offer verbal comments by telephone by calling one of the numbers below:

(408) 638-0968
(669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 812 5446 9555

Passcode: 345635

The meeting will be webcast live at: Individuals who only want to watch or listen should use this option as it preserves interactive meeting resources for those who are commenting on items.


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 March 17, 2021 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. Water Storage Investment Program: Early Funding Request (Action Item)

Representatives from the Harvest Water Program will present their request for early funding to the Commission. The Commission will decide whether to award early funding to the project and the amount.

9. Assessing a State Role in Financing Conveyance: Panel Discussion on State Considerations and Cross-Cutting Issues

As part of the Commission’s work assessing a state role in financing resilient conveyance projects, a panel of speakers will discuss state policy considerations for conveyance, as well as the cross-cutting issues of flood-managed aquifer recharge, green infrastructure, collaborative partnerships and governance, and innovation.

10. Briefing on Division of Safety of Dams Enforcement Regulations

Staff from the Department of Water Resources’ Division of Safety of Dams will provide an overview of the California Dam Safety Program and brief the Commission on proposed enforcement regulations.

11. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting

12. 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, April 19. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.