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Delta Independent Science Board (ISB) – Oct. 14-16, 2015

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Meeting Location



Day 1: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Diablo Valley Farm Center Delta Road (at 2nd St.) Knightsen, CA 94513


Day 2: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Big Break Visitor Center 69 Big Break Road Oakley, CA 94561


Day 3: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Big Break Visitor Center 69 Big Break Road Oakley, CA 94561


Note: The public may join the Delta ISB on tour locations, however transportation and food will not be provided. See attachment for additional field trip details.


AGENDA Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change.


AGENDA Oct. 14, 2015 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)


          6:30 p.m.

   1. Welcome and Disclosures (Lund)

   2. Introductions (Norgaard)

   3. Overview of Delta Protection Commission Activities (Erik Vink and Blake Roberts)

   4. Delta Narratives Presentation (Bob Benedetti)

   5. Discussion (All)

   6. Adjourn for the day


AGENDA Oct. 15, 2015 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

   7. Delta ISB Chair’s Report and Business Matters

   8. Delta Lead Scientist Report

   9. Delta Stewardship Council Chair and Executive Officer’s reports

  10. Presentation: Modeling Potential Impacts of Channel Barriers and Levee Failures on Delta Water Quality (John DeGeorge, RMA)

  11. Presentation: Emergency Drought Barrier modeling (Eli Ateljevich, CDWR)

12:15 - 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:05 p.m.

  12. Depart from Big Break Visitor Center parking lot to Jersey Island field trip

4:45 p.m.

  13. Depart Jersey Island field trip to Big Break Visitor Center parking lot

5:00 p.m.

  14. Adjourn for the day


AGENDA Oct. 16, 2015 – (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT)

9:00 a.m.

   1. Outcomes of Delta ISB June 2015 self-assessment meeting (Brandt and Collier)

   2. Delta as an Evolving Place (Norgaard)

   3. Program Review updates

  • Fish and Flows (Brandt, Lund and Canuel)
  • Adaptive Management (Wiens, Resh, Collier, Lund) (Action Item)
  • Water Quality (Canuel and Collier)
  • Delta Levees (Atwater)

 11:05 a.m.

   4. Depart from Big Break Visitor Center parking lot to Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project field trip

 1:45 p.m.

   5. Depart Dutch Slough tidal Marsh Restoration Project to Big Break Visitor Center parking lot

   6. Public Comment

 2:00 p.m.

   7. Meeting Adjourn

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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)