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May 4 , 2022

NDWA Regular Board Meeting Agenda

NDWA Special Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

9:30 a.m.
Hybrid Meeting in Person/ teleconference

3050 Beacon Blvd., Ste 203, West Sacramento, CA 


 Consistent with AB 361, this meeting will be conducted by teleconference. The public may attend the meeting remotely and offer public comments by Zoom or by telephone, using the call-in information provided 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: 862 0638 3918
Passcode: 754701

Call in Numbers (Audio Only)
 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
 888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 862 0638 3918
Passcode: 75470

Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #12, 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. 

*** Note: Action may be taken on any item listed on this agenda ***

1.         Call to Order
    Steve Mello, Chairman


              Board will meet in Closed Session with legal counsel to discuss the following item:
               i. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (one case).

3.         Closed Session Report
Steve Mello, Chairman
          A. Reconvene Open Session and provide summary of any action taken by the Board in Closed Session.

4.         Approval of Minutes
Steve Mello, Chairman
          A.  ACTION: Approve April 6, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes.

 5.         Approval of Resolution
            A.   Consider Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Extension of Remote Board Meetings

                  2022-03 Remote_Meeting_Resolution___Re-Ratify.pdf

6.         Engineer Report

            Anne Williams, Engineer
           A. Water Quality and Hydrologic Update.
7.         Drought Activities Report
            A.   Update on 2022 Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) and Curtailments.
            B.   Review Potential Implementation of Contract Art. 4 Emergency Drought Criteria.
            C.   Update on Delta Drought Response Pilot Program.

 8.         Legal Report
Kevin O’Brien

            A. Update on Delta Water Quality Control Plan and Voluntary Agreements.
            B. Update on Development of a Reimbursement Agreement for Delta Drought Barriers.

 9.         Manager Report
Melinda Terry, Manager
           A. Report on correspondence, meetings and presentations:
               i. Salinity Management Workshop.
               ii. Meeting with DWR Director Nemeth Regarding Compliance with 1981 Contract Salinity Criteria.
               iii. Schedule Public Information Drought Briefing.

 10.       Delta Activities Report
Melinda Terry, Manager
            A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Update on TUCP, Status of Curtailment Orders, Water Measurement and Diversion Report Enforcement, and                          Other Ongoing Activities.
            B. SWP/CVP – Allocations Set at 0% for South of Delta CVP contractors and 5% for SWP contractors.
            C. Delta Conveyance Activities – Release of EIR Expected in May 2022.
            D. Delta Habitat Activities –Survey by MWD for Delta Islands Adaptation Project.
            E. Delta Conservancy Activities – Implementing Delta Drought Response Pilot Program.
            F. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) Activities –Search for New Executive Director, National Heritage Area Management Plan Survey, Recruiting                   Delta Protection Advisory Committee Members, and other activities.
            G. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Activities – Update on Delta Adapts, Salinity Workshop, and other activities.

 11.       Announcements
            A. May 26-27 – Delta Stewardship Council board meeting
            B. May 19 – Delta Protection Commission board meeting, 4:00 pm, location TBD
            C. June 1 – NDWA Board Meeting

12.       Public Comment

 13.       Adjournment