DECEMBER 10-11: Delta Independent Science Board at 9am: The Delta ISB will meet and hear from a panel of agency scientists about short and long-term research plans, emerging issues, and implications for monitoring programs as they relate to flows and fishes. The Board will also hear from Delta Stewardship Council staff about proposed refinements to Delta Plan performance measures. Click here for more information.
DECEMBER 11: Public Meeting on the Central Valley Project Cost Allocation Study at 10am: The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a meeting to update the public on the current status of the ongoing Cost Allocation Study for the Central Valley Project. In 2010, the Region began a process to develop a new cost allocation for the CVP. Cost allocation is a process to determine and distribute the costs of the multi-purpose CVP facilities among the seven congressionally authorized purposes: water supply, flood control, navigation, power, fish and wildlife, recreation and water quality. The cost obligation for each authorized purpose will be determined and will be the basis for repayment requirements for irrigation contractors, municipal and industrial contractors and commercial power contractors. The meeting will focus on the results of the CalSim modeling for the study. Click here for more information.
DECEMBER 15: State Water Board meeting and board workshop beginning at 9am: Agenda items include numerous stormwater issues, an update regarding feasibility of direct potable reuse, consideration of approving $5 million in funding for drinking water solutions for households served by domestic wells or really small water systems, and consideration of a proposed order ‘taking action on Petitions for Reconsideration of the Executive Director’s February 3, 2015 Order Approving in Part and Denying in Part a Temporary Urgency Changes in License and Permit Terms and Conditions for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project and Subsequent Modifications to That Order.’Click here for the agenda.
DECEMBER 16: Army Corps meeting to provide update on Central Valley watershed study at 4pm in Marysville: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will host an information meeting Dec. 16 to share its progress in identifying potential long-term, sustainable water resource projects within the Sacramento River watershed. The meeting will provide an overview of the Central Valley Integrated Flood Management Study and discuss some of the opportunities for flood risk management, ecosystem restoration and water supply projects along the Sacramento River and its tributaries. CVIFMS is a watershed study of the Sacramento River Basin that is the federal companion to the California Department of Water Resources’ efforts on the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, which is the state’s plan for long-term, sustainable flood management in the Central Valley. Click here for more information.
DECEMBER 17: SB 88 and draft emergency regulation for measuring and reporting the diverting of water at 9am: The State Water Board will hold a public Board Workshop on December 17th at 9am to hear public comments on a Draft Emergency Regulation for Measuring and Reporting the Diversion and Use of Water as authorized by SB 88 which was passed in the last legislative session. SB 88 authorizes the State Water Board to adopt a regulation requiring measurement for water right holders and claimants who divert 10 acre-feet of water or more per year and will apply to approximately 12,000 water right holders and claimants. Information on Senate Bill 88, the Draft Emergency Regulation, and all related documents are available for review online here: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/measurement_regulation/.
NOTE: Calendar notes will return on Monday, January 4th, with the mother of all calendar posts for you to use to fill in your calendar for 2016, but in the meantime, here’s one January event that you might want to register for now due to the registration deadline, if it’s of interest …
JANUARY 25: ARMY CORPS REGULATORY PROGRAM WORKSHOP: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, will hold the next Regulatory Program Workshop on Friday, January 25, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Sacramento District Headquarters. Topics to be covered include an overview of authorities and jurisdiction, wetland delineations, and jurisdictional determinations. Space is limited and to attend, your email should be received by January 8, 2015. Click here for more information. For more information on the Army Corp’s regulatory program workshops, click here.