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First Draft Delta Plan to be released Feb. 14

February 2011

The first public draft of the Delta Plan is expected to be released on Feb. 14. This will be the first of four drafts released before the administrative draft is released in June 2011 as part of the formal environmental review process.

The Council has worked diligently with federal, state and local agencies and the public to develop this Delta Plan draft, hosting workshops and scoping meetings in compliance with the environmental review process. The Council will meet every two weeks to consider subsequent drafts of the Delta Plan in March, April and May. Once complete, the Delta Plan will be a legally enforceable, comprehensive, long-term management plan for the Delta, updated every five years.

For agenda and meeting materials and to watch live or archived Council meetings, visit here.

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)