At the request of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) participants, the Delta Science Program has convened an Independent Science Review Panel (Panel) to assess the scientific soundness of the BDCP Effects Analysis components. The review is being conducted in multiple phases. The Panel is convening to review the Draft BDCP Effects Analysis' technical appendix on the Conceptual Foundation and Analytical Framework (Foundation and Framework) to ensure it is of sufficient robustness and scientific soundness to serve its intended purposes. The Panel is also reviewing the Entrainment Appendix as an example of the application of the conceptual understanding, methods and analyses discussed in the Foundation and Framework. Following this initial review of the Foundation and Framework the Panel will reconvene to review the Draft BDCP Chapter 5: Effects Analysis and many of the associated technical appendices.
Charge to the Independent Review Panel:
The charge to the panel provides the purpose, background, initial list of documents, and specific questions for the panel to start the review process. It provides the direction, context, and timelines for the review.
Review Panel Members:
Panel Member Bios
This 36-page booklet provides information on a wide range of water issues facing California with particular focus on the Delta. To view the booklet, please click here.
To view the Appeals Procedures adopted by the Council on Sept. 24, 2010, please click here.
The Delta Stewardship Council has updated the timelines for completion of the Delta Plan, the recirculation of the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report and the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.