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Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) Meeting – 5/3/18

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Park Tower Plaza
980 Ninth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95814


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


May 3, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT


1. Welcome and Declarations


2. Delta ISB Chair’s Report and Business Matters


3. Council Chair and Executive Officer Report


4. Review of the Delta Plan Ecosystem Amendment Synthesis Papers (Action Item)

a. Council Request


5. Delta Lead Scientist Report


6. Brief Updates on Other Reviews

a. Water Supply Reliability

b. Ecosystems
c. IEP
d. Delta Monitoring Enterprise


7. Consider Approval of the Content of the Water Quality Review (Action Item)


11:25 a.m. ~35 Minute Break & Lunch

The Delta ISB will be co-hosting the brown bag seminar over lunch at 12:00 p.m. The public should bring their lunch, or use this break to purchase lunch.


Delta Monitoring Enterprise Brown Bag Series (Starts at 12:00 p.m.)

A. Brown Bag Seminar: Remote Sensing Monitoring Methods for Detecting Invasive Weed Coverage in Delta Waterways and Bay Marshlands by Dr. Christopher Potter (CASA 2100)


B. Panel Discussion: Invasive Weed Monitoring and Applications of Remote Sensing

  • Starts at (12:00 p.m.)
  • Panelists include Ms. Gina Darin (California Department of Water Resources), Mr. Eddie Hard (California Department of Parks and Recreation), Dr. Shruti Khanna (California Department of Fish and Wildlife), Dr. Susan Ustin (UC Davis), and Mr. Jeff Wingfield (Port of Stockton). Click here for the profiles.


3:15 p.m. ~ 15 Minute Break



8. Presentation: Changes in the Elasmobranch Assemblage in Elkhorn Slough by Ms. Catarina Pien (Delta ISB Sea Grant Fellow)


9. Preparation for Upcoming Delta ISB Meetings


10. Review of Items for Follow-up


11. Public Comments


Meeting adjourned


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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)