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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.

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Council Meetings

Delta Council Meeting - 02/24/2011 - 02/25/2011

  • Chair’s Report
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Adoption of January’s Meeting Summary
  • U.S. EPA Presentation on its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for Water Quality Issues in the San Francisco Bay and the Delta
    • Fact Sheet for the ANPR for Water Quality Challenges
    • Federal Register Test of the ANPR for Water Quality Challenges
    • ANPR for Water Quality Challenges
    • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Delta Plan Development
    • Proposed Agenda Roadmap for Delta Plan and EIR Discussions
    • First Staff Draft of the Delta Plan
    • Comment Matrix for Comments Received – Jan. 10 to Feb. 4, 2011
  • Lead Scientist’s Report
    • Initial Funding Recommendations for 2010 Proposal Solicitation Package
  • Delta Independent Science Board Report
    • Delta ISB Public Meeting Notice with Agenda for Feb. 18, 2011

Delta Council Meeting - 01/27/2011 - 01/28/2011

  • Chair’s Report
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Quarterly Contract Listing
  • Delta Conservancy Funding Request
  • Update on MOU’s with Dept. of Fish and Game & Bay Conservation and Develop. Comm.
  • Response to Suisun March Draft EIR
  • Adoption of December’s Meeting Summary
  • Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Approval of Amendments to Science Related Contracts
    • San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Online Journal
  • Setting Flow Criteria
    • Science Overview for Setting Flow Criteria for Estuaries and Rivers
    • Performance Measures, Evaluation Criteria, Multiple Stressors & Adaptive Management
    • Instream Flow Science for Sustainable River Management
    • Basic Principles & Ecological Consequences - Altered Flow Regimes - Aquatic Biodiversity
  • Delta Watermaster Presentation on Reasonable Water Use Doctrine & Ag Water Use Efficiency
  • Delta Plan Development
    • Delta Plan Proposed Draft Outline
    • Enhanced List of Strategies to be Considered for Delta Plan
    • Comment Matrix for Comments Received – Dec. 3, 2010 to Jan. 7, 2011
    • Delta Plan and EIR Schedule
  • Delta Independent Science Board Report
    • Stressors Workshop Meeting Notice with Agenda
  • U.S. Geological Survey Presentation on Seismic Risk in the Delta
  • U.S. Geological Survey Presentation on Ground Water and Subsidence

Delta Council Meeting - 12/16/2010 - 12/17/2010

  • Chair’s Report
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Draft Letter to Resources Secretary Lester Snow
  • Delta Plan Related Contracts
    • List of Task Orders for Delta Plan Contract
    • Other Delta Plan Related Contracts
  • Approval of Science Related Contracts / Grants
  • Adoption of November’s Meeting Summary
  • Lead Scientist’s Report
  • IEP Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Delta Independent Science Board Report – Meeting Agenda
  • Delta Plan Development
    • Agricultural White Paper
    • Water Resources White Paper
    • Delta Plan Proposed Draft Outline
    • Comment Matrix for Comments Received – Nov. 8 to Dec. 3, 2010
    • Delta Plan and EIR Schedule
  • Update on Bay Delta Conservation Plan
    • Westlands Water District Letter to David Hayes
    • Response from David Hayes to Westlands Water District
    • December Report from ARCADIS
    • Fourth Update on Matrix of Unresolved Issues

Delta Council Meeting - 11/18/2010 - 11/19/2010

  • Chair’s Report
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Status of Memo’s of Understanding – Fish & Game / Bay Conservation & Development Comm.
  • Adoption of October’s Meeting Summary
  • Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Final Recommendations from Early Action Committee
  • Presentation by CA Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) on Development of Emergency Preparedness and Response Strategy for the Delta Region
  • Delta Plan Development
    • Delta Emergency Preparedness White Paper
    • Delta Land Use / Socioeconomics White Paper
    • Final Notice of Preparation
    • Comment Matrix for Comments Received – Oct. 16 to Nov. 5, 2010
  • Update on Bay Delta Conservation Plan
    • Third Update on Matrix of Unresolved Issues

Delta Council Meeting - 10/28/2010 - 10/29/2010

  • Chair’s Update
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Administrative Update – Zero Based Budget / Contracts
  • Adoption of Contracting Procedures
    • SB 1450
    • Procedures for Contracting – Consulting Services / Architectural & Engineering Services
  • Adoption of August’s and September’s Meeting Summaries
  • Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Recommendations from Early Action Committee
  • Recommendation Regarding Tentative Permit for Sac Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
    • Phil Isenberg Letter to Regional Water Quality Board (Lead Scientist’s Memo attached)
    • Summary Comments on the SRWTP
  • Update on Bay Delta Conservation Plan
    • Report from Independent Consultant, ARCADIS
    • Draft Outline of Scoping Letter
    • Summary List of Unresolved Issues to Date
  • Delta Plan Development
    • Delta Ecosystem White Paper
    • Delta Flood Risk White Paper
    • Preliminary Notice of Preparation
    • Comment Matrix for Comments Received – Sept. 13 to Oct. 15, 2010
  • Presentation by Independent Science Board

EARLY ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING, 10/11/2010

Delta Council Meeting - 09/23/2010 - 09/24/2010

  • Chair’s Report
  • Appointment of Executive Officer and Lead Scientist
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Zero Budget Update
  • Discussion of Communications and Engagement Plan
  • Adoption of August’s Meeting Summary
  • Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Adoption of:
    • Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals
    • Statutory Provisions Requiring Other Consistency Reviews
    • Other Forms of Review or Evaluation by the Council
  • Presentation and Discussion of Water Supply and Demand
  • Update on Bay Delta Conservation Plan
  • Update from Delta Protection Commission
    • Resource Management Plan
    • Primary Zone Study
    • Economic Sustainability Plan
  • Update on DWR FloodSAFE and Central Valley and Flood Protection
  • CA Environmental Water Caucus Presentation of Alternative Plan to Meet Council Mandates
  • Report of DSC Committee on Interim Plan – Early Actions
  • Delta Plan Development
    • Preliminary Schedule
    • Preliminary Draft Notice of Preparation
    • Comment Process during Delta Plan Development

EARLY ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING, 9/14/2010

Delta Council Meeting - 08/26/2010 - 08/27/2010

  • Chair’s Report
  • Legislative and Legal Update
  • Adoption of July’s Meeting Summary
  • Interim Lead Scientist’s Report
  • Adoption of Charge for Delta Independent Science Board
  • Adoption of:
    • Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals
    • Statutory Provisions Requiring Other Consistency Reviews
    • Other Forms of Review or Evaluation by the Council
  • Update on Bay Delta Conservation Plan
  • Introduction of Delta Watermaster Craig Wilson
  • SWRCB Presentation on its Flow Criteria for the Delta
  • Delta Plan Stakeholder Workgroup Update
  • Adoption of Interim Plan
  • Delta Plan Development – Initial Steps

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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)