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Delta Independent Science Board (ISB) - Meeting - 4/17-18/2014

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Meeting Location on April 17, 2014
Bus tour of the Delta - see the agenda below for details.

Meeting Location on April 18, 2014
Waterfront 1 Conference Room
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
110 West Fremont Street
Stockton, California 95202


Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change

Day 1: April 17, 2014 - (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT)

Bus Tour of the Delta There will be room for a limited number of members of the public on the bus tour (approximately 15 seats). Space will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations are required. To reserve a place on the bus, please send an email request to: no later than noon PDT Monday, April 14.

If you plan to follow the bus in your own vehicle, please send an email request to Only the bus will be allowed into Clifton Court Forebay and the UC Davis Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory. No private vehicles will be allowed at these facilities.

Participation in the bus tour constitutes an express assumption of all risk and liability. All members of the public participating in the bus tour are responsible for their own transportation to and from the pickup points in Sacramento and Stockton, as well as their own food and water.

Points of interest that will be viewed during the tour include: Port of Stockton and the Deep Water Ship Channel, Head of Old River barrier, San Joaquin River floodplain restoration area and the River Islands development, Clifton Court Forebay and UC Davis Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory, and Contra Costa Water District water intakes near Discovery Bay.

Meeting Materials

(All times are approximate)

7:45 a.m.
Meet at 980 9th Street, Sacramento
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Bus leaves promptly.
Drive to University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
110 West Fremont Street, Stockton 95202
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Pick up more passengers at University Plaza Waterfront Hotel

Bus leaves promptly.
Drive to Louis Park
Near 3498 Monte Diablo Ave, Stockton 95203
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Stop 50 min. Louis Park and view of Port of Stockton

Drive to Mossdale County Park to pick up narrator and use restrooms.
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Stop 20 min.

Drive to Head of Old River barrier on Cohen Rd
Near 16662 Cohen Rd, Lathrop 95330
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Stop 30 min. Head of Old River barrier

Drive to Paradise Dam
Near 2880 Mancuso Rd, Acampo, CA 95220.
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Stop 20 min. Paradise Dam. Exit bus if time allows.

12:10 p.m.
Drive to Round Table Pizza, 2511 Naglee Rd, Tracy 95304
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$7.99 all you can eat buffet. Drinks are extra. Reserved.

Stop 60 min. Lunch in Tracy.

Drive to Clifton Court Forebay gates
5055 Clifton Court Rd. Discovery Bay 94505
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Stop 70 min. Clifton Court Forebay and UC Davis Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory

Drive to Contra Costa Water District intakes
21040 Hwy 4, Stockton 95206
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Stop 35 min. Contra Costa Water District intakes

Drive to University Plaza Waterfront Hotel

Stop 5 min. to drop off passengers

Drive to Sacramento

Arrive at 980 9th Street, Sacramento

Day 2: April 18, 2014 - (9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT)

9:30 a.m.

  1. Welcome & Introductions

  2. Delta Stewardship Council Chair’s Report - Randy Fiorini

  3. Bus Tour Recap

  4. Delta ISB Chair’s Report - Tracy Collier

  5. Lead Scientist’s Report - Rainer Hoenicke on behalf of Peter Goodwin

  6. Discuss scientific research opportunities presented by the drought - Lauren Hastings and Anke Mueller-Solger

  7. Delta ISB Business Matters - Tracy Collier

  8. Discuss and approve the Delta ISB comment letter/interim report on the BDCP Draft EIR/EIS (Action Item)

  9. Discuss Delta ISB overall view of the BDCP

  10. Discuss Fish and Flows Program Review

  11. Public Comment (For matters that were not on the agenda, but within subject matter jurisdiction of the Delta ISB).

  12. Meeting Outcomes

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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)