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The Council has scheduled an Oct. 24-26 public hearing on nine appeals of the certification of consistency with the Delta Plan that was filed by the California Department of Water Resources for its California WaterFix project.

The California Department of Water Resources has announced its intent to file a certification of consistency with the Delta Plan for a project known as California WaterFix. This triggers rules regarding communication with the Council about this project.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Delta Science Program will conduct two online public application webinars for the Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice. The first was held from 3-5 p.m., Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. The second will be held from 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

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The mission of the Delta Science Program shall be to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making in the Delta. That mission shall be carried out through funding research, synthesizing and communicating scientific information to policymakers and decision makers, promoting independent scientific peer review, and coordinating with Delta agencies to promote science-based adaptive management. The Delta Science Program shall assist with development and periodic updates of the Delta Plan's adaptive management program. California Water Code Section 85280(b)(4)

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Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)