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Informational Briefing - Drought Emergency

Special Board of Directors Meeting - INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING - Drought Emergency
Thursday, May 26, 2022

1:00 p.m.
Teleconference Only


​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: 884 9500 2255
Passcode: 912758

Call In Numbers (Audio Only):
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free

Meeting ID: 884 9500 2255
Passcode: 912758

Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #6, or may email public comments to cindy@northdeltawater.net 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

2.  Current Drought Conditions
      A.  Hydrologic Conditions and Water Supply Forecasts

      B.  1981 NDWA Contract Salinity Criteria and Current Water Quality Conditions

3.  State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) Drought Authority
      A. Modification of D-1641 – Approve Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP)

      B. Water Right Restriction – Approve Curtailment of Diversions in the Delta

            i.  Methodology & Priority of Rights

            ii.  Reporting Process & Communication

            iii.  Recognition of NDWA Water Supply Contract

 4.  1981 NDWA Contract Drought Protections
      A. Right to Divert During Curtailment (Art. 8(a))
      B. Drought Emergency Provision (Art. 4(b))
           i. Definition of Drought

           ii. Special Contract Claims Procedure– Potential 2022 Implementation

 5.  Drought Planning for 2023
      A. Proposed Temporary Drought Barriers – Minor and Steamboat Sloughs
      B. Delta Drought Response Plan – Financial Incentives for Voluntary Conservation

 6.  Questions and Comments from Public

 7.  Announcements

 8.  Adjournment