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)

About Council Meetings

The Delta Stewardship Council meetings are the definitive place for the public to learn about and comment on the implementation of the Delta Plan. Below you will find a list of past council meetings where you can review documents, background materials and agendas listing the participants of each meeting. Simply click on the date of the council meeting you are interested in reviewing. If you missed a meeting, just select a meeting date and you can watch a recorded webcast of the entire event.

Council Meetings

  • Closed Executive Session
  • Chairs' Report
  • Executive Officer's Report
    • Legislative Update
    • Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee Update
    • Contract Update
  • Lead Scientist's Report
  • Adoption of March, 2014 Meeting Summary
  • An Update on Planned and Potential New Water Storage Projects for CA
  • Public Comment

  • Closed Session
  • Chairs' Report
  • Executive Officer's Report
    • Legislative Update
    • Update on the Development of the Implementation Committee
    • Quarterly Contract Update
  • Lead Scientist's Report
  • DWR's Flood Emergency Facilities Improvement Project
  • Near-Term Project Impediments: Coalition for Delta Projects Report
  • Sustainable Communities Strategies and the Consistency with the Delta Plan
  • Progress Report on the Collaborative Science and Adaptive Management Process
  • Lessons from Coordination Efforts in the Delta
  • Review of Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan
  • Public Comment

  • Closed Executive Session
  • Chair's Report
  • Executive Officer's Report
    • Legislative Update
    • Update on the Development of the Implementation Committee
  • Lead Scientist's Report
    • Collaborative Adaptive Management Team Progress Report
    • Science Plan's Interim Action Agenda
  • Bay Delta Conservation Plan
  • Groundwater and the Delta Plan
  • Delta Flood Emergency Response and Recovery
  • Public Comment

  • Chairs' Report
  • Election of Council Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Executive Officer's Report
    • Legal Update
    • Legislative Update
    • Quarterly Contracts Update
    • Delta Plan Implementation - Committee Development
    • Annual Report
  • Delta Independent Science Board Report
  • Lead Scientist's Report
  • Discussion on the Role of Tidal Marsh Restoration in Fish Management in the Delta
  • Draft Issue Paper: Restoring Habitat with Science and Society in Mind
  • Evaluating the Feasibility of Shore-based Treatment of Ballast Water to Avoid Introductions of Invasive Non-native Species
  • Panel Discussion - Drought in the Delta: Dry Year Conditions and Their Impacts on the Reliability of CA's Water Supplies and Water Flows Affecting the Delta
  • Public Comment

  • Closed Session
  • Chairs' Report
  • Executive Officer's Report
  • Lead Scientist's Report
  • Update on Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee Development
  • Funding Priorities for State Investments in Delta Levees
  • Year in Review
  • Year Ahead
  • Tracking and Reporting on Performance Measures for the Delta Plan
  • Bay Delta Conservations Plan
  • Public Comment

  • Chairs' Report
    • DSC Chair's Report
    • Delta ISB Chair's Report
  • Executive Officer's Report
  • Lead Scientist's Report
  • Review of Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan
  • Follow-up on Oversight Session:
    • Getting Habitat Restoration Done & Doing it Right 
  • Closed Executive Session
  • Nomination of Independent Science Board Member
  • Delta Plan Implementation Overview: Integration & Coordination for Year Ahead
    • Delta Planning
    • Delta Science Program
    • Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee
  • Briefing on the Draft California Water Action Plan
  • Update and Evaluation of Surface Water Storage
  • Public Comment

  • Closed Executive Session
  • Chair's Report
  • Executive Officer's Report
    • Legislative Update
  • Update from the Delta Watermaster on CA's Area of Origin Laws
  • Bay Delta Conservation Plan Presentation
  • State of Emergency Preparedness
  • Update on the Development of Implementation Committee
  • Overview of Covered Actions Regulatory Process
  • Delta Science Program
    • Lead Scientist's Report
    • Science and Policy Briefing
  • Delta Science Plan
  • Public Comment

  • Closed Executive Session
  • Chair's Report
  • Executive Officer's Report
    • Legislative Update
  • Presentation from 2013 Class of Science Fellows
  • Bay Delta Conservation Plan Presentation
  • Delta Independent Science Board Report
  • Delt Science Plan
  • Delta Science Program
    • Lead Scientist's Report
  • Public Comment