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Delta Levees Investment Strategy January 2017 Community Meetings - Stockton
You're invited to the next phase of community meetings on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy. The Council has two public workshops scheduled:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center
2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton, CA 95206
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road, Walnut Grove, CA 95690
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Meeting topics include:
- Status of the Delta Levees Investment Strategy
- Discussion of the risks to lives, property, water supply, habitat, and other important Delta resources
- Discussion of actions, programs, and funding to reduce risks
The Council is required by the Legislature to identify State priorities for levee investments in the Delta. The Council continues work on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy to update interim priorities in the Delta Plan by considering the flood risks in the Delta and the improvements and programs that could reduce risks for people, property, and State interests. To date, Council staff and the consulting team have assembled existing information and evaluated risks of flooding to lives, property, water supply, habitat, and other important Delta resources.
Based on this information, the Council has prepared draft revisions to the Delta Plan risk reduction policies and recommendations. Your input will help inform the Council as it deliberates on an overall risk reduction and levee investment strategy.
Council staff and the project team are continuing to coordinate with the partner State agencies1, flood management districts and reclamation districts, local government, infrastructure owners, landowners, and others with interests in Delta levees. The Council expects to complete the revisions to the Delta Plan, including the necessary environmental review by mid-2017.
Thank you for your interest in the Delta Stewardship Council and its development of the Delta Levee Investment Strategy.
To learn more about the draft revisions to the Delta Plan, please click here.
For background information and the latest updates on this project visit: http://deltacouncil.ca.gov/delta-levees-investment-strategy
We invite you to continue to send your questions or comments via email to: Dustin.Jones@deltacouncil.ca.gov
For more Information about the Council, please click here.
To view the meetings' informational flyer, please click here.
1 Department of Water Resources, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and California Water Commission
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)