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Bay-Delta Plan Biological Goals Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting
Formed at the request of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and facilitated by the Delta Science Program, this advisory panel presented its draft recommendations during a public meeting on March 4, 2019. These recommendations were for developing scientifically defensible methods for formulating biological goals that can be used to assess progress toward achieving the Bay-Delta Plan’s narrative objectives.
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)