Meeting of the California Water Commission - November 17, 2021


As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and pursuant to Government Code 11133, the November 17, 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 in 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: 891 7934 1123
Passcode: 207651
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 October 20, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Correspondence Received on This Item:

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 for the public to address the Commission on items of interest that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction, but that do not appear on the agenda.

Correspondence Received on This Item:

8. Water Storage Investment Program: Chino Basin Conjunctive Use Environmental Water Storage/Exchange Program Continuing Eligibility and Feasibility Determination (Action Item)

Water Code §79757 states that a project is not eligible for WSIP funding unless, by January 1, 2022, the applicant has the project’s draft environmental document out for public review; the Director of DWR has received commitment of at least 75% of the non-public benefit cost share; the feasibility documents are complete; and the Commission makes a finding that the project is feasible. Commission staff will present  a staff report and recommendation regarding the Chino Basin Conjunctive Use Environmental Water Storage/Exchange Program’s continuing eligibility documents and feasibility. The Commission will determine whether the project is feasible based on staff information, consistent with the WSIP regulations and as required by Water Code §79757.

Correspondence Received on This Item:

9. Groundwater Trading: Workshop Results

The Commission will hear a report on the two public workshops on groundwater trading hosted by the Commission. This report is part of the Commission’s consideration of well-managed groundwater trading programs to support Water Resilience Portfolio Action 3.6.

10. State Water Project Briefing: Construction Update

Department of Water Resources (DWR) staff will update the Commission on State Water Project (SWP) construction activities.

11. State Water Project Flexible Resources Study

SWP Power and Risk Office staff will provide an update on the Flexible Resources Study being conducted to assess the SWP’s potential to support the State’s clean energy policy governing flexible demand for electricity, as required by SB 49, signed by the Governor on October 9, 2019.

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 Monday, November 15. Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees.