Workshop of the California Water Commission - April 17, 2024

State of California, Resources Building, 715 P Street, First Floor Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Members of the public will be able to observe the meeting and provide public comments in-person at the meeting location or remotely. Remote participation will be conducted via a web-based videoconferencing service called Zoom.

Registration is not required to provide public comments. Members of the public who wish to provide comments remotely 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 Commission website.

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: 850 2250 3001

Passcode: 987901


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. Acknowledgement of California Native American Tribal Governments

This is an opportunity for elected Tribal leaders and formally designated Tribal representatives to identify themselves and to specify the agenda item(s) on which they will comment, as described in the Commission’s California Native American Tribal Leadership Comment Policy.

5. Approval of February 21, 2024, Meeting Minutes

6. Executive Officer’s Report

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

7. Commission Member Reports

This is an opportunity for members to disclose any meetings or conversations related to Commission business and held since the previous Commission meeting.

8. 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.

9. Water Storage Investment Program: Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project Update

Representatives of the Kern Fan Groundwater Storage Project will update the Commission on the status of the project.

10. Water Storage Investment Program: Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project Update

Representatives of Valley Water, the project proponent for the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project, will update the Commission on the status of the project.

Correspondence Received Regarding This Item:

11. Water Storage Investment Program: Projects Update

Commission staff will provide an update on the progress of projects in the Water Storage Investment Program.

12. Strategic Plan Development: Discussion of Key Topics

Commission staff will present the results of the Commissioners’ responses to a questionnaire on key topics that will shape the Commission’s 2025 strategic plan.

13. Legislative Update

The Department of Water Resources’ Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs will brief the Commission on pending State legislation relevant to the activities of DWR and the Commission.

14. Consideration of Items for Next California Water Commission Meeting

15. 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 15, 2024. Written comments can be submitted to Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees. Comments received by the Commission related to meeting agenda items will not be edited and will be posted to the Commission's webpage in their entirety.