Monday and Tuesday, February 10 and 11, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cal/EPA Building, Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street, Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
As part of the Delta Plan's charge to identify and use best available science, the Delta Science Program is conducting this workshop to help the State Water Board with its review of the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta Plan). The State Water Board is in the process of conducting a phased review and update of the 2006 Bay-Delta Plan which identifies beneficial uses of water, water quality objectives for the reasonable protection of those beneficial uses, and a program of implementation for achieving the water quality objectives. Phase 1 of that review is focused on southern Delta water quality and San Joaquin River flows. Phase 2 (Comprehensive Review) is focused on other changes that may be needed in the remainder of the Bay-Delta Plan to protect fish and wildlife beneficial uses.
The purpose of this workshop is to identify the best available science to inform the State Water Board’s decisions. An independent panel of science experts will be provided the necessary scientific publications, reports, and presentations to assess the state of scientific knowledge pertaining to appropriate indicators of Bay-Delta ecosystem health, the likely responses of the ecosystem to a range of Delta outflows, functional flows for the protection of fish and wildlife beneficial uses, and interactions of non-flow factors with Delta outflow objectives.
Workshop Agenda and Materials
The Expert Panel will evaluate and synthesize this information in a written report to the Delta Stewardship Council/Delta Science Program and State Water Board.
Expert Panel Members
|Ernst B. Peebles||University of South Florida|
|Paul Montagna||Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi|
|Kenneth A. Rose||Louisiana State University|
|Pete Smith||United States Geological Survey, retired|
|Denise Reed (Chair)||Water Institute of the Gulf|
|James T. (Tim) Hollibaugh||University of Georgia|
|Josh Korman||University of British Columbia/Ecometric Consulting|
Charge to the Independent Workshop Panel
Click here for the charge to the panel.