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Delta Independent Science Board (ISB) - Meeting - 9/12-13/2013

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Meeting Location on September 12, 2013
Liberty Island Bridge—see the agenda below for details.

Meeting Location on September 13, 2013
980 9th Street
2nd Floor Conference Center
Sacramento, California 95814


Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change

Day 1: September 12, 2013 (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT)

**Boat Tour of the Delta
There will be room for a very limited number of members of the public on the boat tour (approx. 2 to 4 spaces to stand—please note that actual seats are not available on the boats that will be used for this tour). Space will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations are required. Participation on the boat tour constitutes an express assumption of all risk and liability. To reserve a place, please send an email request to: no later than 4:00 pm PDT Tuesday, September 10. All members of the public participating in the boat tour are responsible for their own transportation to and from Liberty Island Bridge as well as their own food and water.

(All times are approximate)

9.30 a.m.    Meet at the Liberty Island Bridge. Open to the public.

9:45 a.m.    Boat tour overview provided by Jon Burau, U.S. Geological Survey, Chris Enright, Delta
                  Science Program, and Curt Schmutte, Metropolitan Water District.
10:30 a.m.  Board small boats. Limited space for the public available.

Restoration projects and other points of interest that will be viewed during the tour will include: Liberty Island, Little Holland Tract, parts of Cache and Lindsey sloughs, Prospect Island, and Yolo Ranch.

2:30 p.m.     Conclude boat tour at the Liberty Island Bridge. Open to the public.

2:45 p.m.     Final comments from Jon Burau, Chris Enright, and Curt Schmutte.

**Should weather conditions cause cancellation of the boat tour, the Delta ISB members will meet to discuss the restoration projects they would have seen as follows:

 From:  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT


980 9th Street
2nd Floor Conference Center
Sacramento, California 95814

 Day 2: September 13, 2013 – (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT)

9:00 a.m.

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Delta Stewardship Council Executive Officer’s Report
  3. Boat Tour Recap
    • Handouts from Melinda Terry, North Delta Water Agency and C Central Valley Flood Control Association
  4. Delta ISB Chair’s Report – Tracy Collier
  5. Delta ISB Business Matters – Tracy Collier
  6. Lead Scientist’s Report – Peter Goodwin
  7. Delta ISB Review of the Second Draft Delta Science Plan (Action Item)
  8. Delta ISB Review of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement
  9. Fish and Flows Program Review
  10. Public Comment (For matters that were not on the agenda, but within subject matter jurisdiction of the Delta ISB.)
  11. Meeting Outcomes


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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)