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Delta Independent Science Board (ISB) Meeting – 7/14-15/2016

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Meeting Location
Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis
Davis, CA  95616



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

July 14, 2016 (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT)

9:00 a.m.

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Delta ISB Chair Report and Business Matters
  3. Delta Stewardship Council Chair and Executive Officer Report
  4. Research on seismic hazards to Delta levees
    Index of presentations and historical graphs for levee discussion, Brian Atwater (Delta ISB)
    Presentations by Jack Boatwright (USGS), Kevin Tillis (HT Engineers) and Jeff Unruh (Lettis Consultants International).
    Posters by Scott Brandenberg (UCLA), Jemile Erdem (USGS), Joe Fletcher (USGS), Russ Graymer (USGS), Chris Hitchcock (InfraTerra) and Keith Knudsen (USGS).
    Panel discussion (all participants) with moderator Brian Atwater (Delta ISB) and discussant Ivan Wong (Lettis Consultants International).
  5. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH (not provided)

  9. Research on high-water hazards to Delta levees
    Presentations by Dan Cayan (Scripps Institute of Oceanography), Steve Deverel (Hydrofocus, Inc.), Lynn Ingram (UC Berkeley) and Mitch Russo (DWR).
    Posters by Joel Dudas (DWR), Cathleen Jones (NASA-JPL), Chris Wills (CA Geological Survey) and staff of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
    Panel discussion (all participants) with moderator Jay Lund (Delta ISB) and discussant Larry Roth (Arcadis).
  10. Putah Creek: An exemplary example of flows and fishes (Cliff Dahm)
  11. Public Comment

4:30 p.m. - Meeting adjourned for the day


July 15, 2016 (9:00 a.m. - noon PDT)

9:00 a.m.

  1. Welcome back
  2. Closed session (Not Open to the Public) - Delta Lead Scientist recruitment (Authority: Government Code §11126(a)(1))
  3. Reconvene Open Session (approximate time: 9:20 a.m.)
  4. Delta Lead Scientist report
  5. Discussion and updates about Delta ISB review efforts
    Delta Monitoring Activities
    Water Quality
  6. Delta Levees
    Water Supply Reliability
    Delta as Place
    Adaptive Management
  7. Preparation for next Delta ISB meetings
  8. Public Comment

12:00 p.m. - Meeting adjourned

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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)