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April 12, 2021 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING Agenda

Special Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, April 12, 2021

3:30 p.m.
Teleconference Only


Pursuant to State of California Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, members of the North Delta Water Agency (NDWA) Board of Directors (Board) and members of the public will participate in this meeting electronically by teleconference, as described below. The Board may utilize different call-in information for any Closed Session items.
The call-in information for the Board and members of the public for this board meeting is as follows:

Web Meeting:
Meeting ID: 931 8007 8485
Passcode: 936490

Dial in Numbers (Audio Only)
        833 548 0276 US Toll-free
        833 548 0282 US Toll-free
        877 853 5257 US Toll-free
        888 475 4499 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 931 8007 8485
Passcode: 936490

Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #4, or may email public comments to and all comments will be read aloud during the meeting. During this period of modified Brown Act compliance, NDWA will use its best efforts to swiftly resolve requests for reasonable modifications or accommodations for individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will resolve any doubt whatsoever in favor of accessibility.


1. Call to Order
    Steve Mello, President

2. Water Supply Forecast - Drought Discussion

    Gary Kienlen, MBK Engineers and Melinda Terry, Manager
    A. Update on April 1 Forecast – Dry of Critically Dry Conditions

    B. Review Recent Water Quality Exceedances – Timing and number of days exceeded 2014 (14 days), 2015 (113 days) , 2018 (10 days) and related

        reservoir storage

    C. Joint CVP/SWP Drought Contingency Plan for 2021 – Revised March 22, 2021

    D. Legislative Request for Governor to Declare Statewide Drought Emergency

    E. Discuss Potential for Emergency Drought Declarations, TUCPs, Curtailments, and Triggering of 1981 Contract Art. 4(b) Drought Emergency Provision
    F. Discuss NDWA Communication Plan on Drought Conditions and Activities – Consider Hosting Informational Meeting and Other Communication


 3. Contract Payment Calculation
     Melinda Terry, Manager and Gary Kienlen, MBK Engineers
    A. Update on Discussion with DWR Regarding Clarification of Methodology for Calculating 1981 Contract Payment

4. Public Comment 

5. Closed Session
       Pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9, the Board will meet in Closed Session with legal counsel to discuss the following item:
                 i. Initiation of litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(4)(d).

6. Closed Session Report
     Steve Mello, President
     A. Reconvene Open Session and provide summary of any action taken by the Board on items discussed with legal counsel in Closed Session.

7  Adjournment


Legislative Request for Statewide Drought Emergency Declaration April 2021.pdf

2021 CVP-SWP Drought Plan Revised 03 22 21.pdf