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June 5, 2024

NDWA Board Meeting Agenda

NDWA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

9:30 a.m.

Meeting held in-person at
3050 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA – Suite #203

Notice of Teleconference Locations: One or more Directors will participate in this meeting via remote teleconference at the following locations: 
14151 Market St. Walnut Grove, CA 95690
1143 Crane St., Suite 200, Menlo Park, CA 94025
These remote locations are accessible to the public and the public will be given an opportunity to address the Board during all open session items at all locations.  

The public and staff may attend the meeting remotely and offer public comments by Zoom or by telephone, using the call-in information provided below.

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Meeting ID: 816 6427 2127
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*** Note: Action may be taken on any item listed on this agenda ***

1. Call to Order
    Steve Mello, Chair

2. Closed Session
     A. The Board will meet in Closed Session with legal counsel to discuss the following Three items:
              i. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation (Gov. Code section 54956.9(d)(1)) (Two Items):

                 a. North Delta Water Agency v. California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento Superior Court Case No. 24WM000076.

                 b. Water Right Change Petition Hearing for the Delta Conveyance Project, State Water Resources Control Board Administrative Hearing Office. 


​​3. Closed Session Report 
Steve Mello, Chairman

  •  Provide a summary of any reportable action taken by the Board in Closed Session.

4. Approval of Minutes

Steve Mello, Chairman

5. Approval of FY 2024-25 Budget

6. Adoption of FY 2024-25 Assessment Rate

7. Engineer Report
 Anne Williams, MBK Engineers

8. Legal Report
Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand

  • Delta Conveyance Project
    • ​NDWA filed a water rights protest with SWRCB and a CEQA lawsuit.
    • DWR released a new $20 billion cost estimate
    • CDWA files complaint with SWRCB regarding water right extensions for DCP
  • ​Bay-Delta Quality Control Plan Update

9. Succession Planning

  • Update on process to Replace Manager

10. Manager Report

  • Report on meetings, presentations, and correspondence.

11. Legislation

  • Water Rights Legislation Progresses - AB 460 (Bauer-Kahan) increases SWRCB's enforcement authority of water theft and AB 1337 (Wicks) allows SWRCB to oversee the amount of water used by all water right holders, including riparian.
  • Water Supply Planning Legislation Progresses - SB 366 (Caballero) requires State to develop long-term water supply targets in the 2028 update of the CA Water Plan. 

12. Delta Activities Report

  • Delta Protection Commission (DPC) - Update on NHA Management Plan, DPAC, and other activities.
  • SWRCB/Delta Watermaster - Update on release of water rights fact sheets, water use reporting, and other activities.
  • Delta Habitat Project - Update on bioacoustics barrier and other restoration projects. 
  • SWP/CVP - DWR released a strategic plan and delivery capability report for the State Water Project and a long-term drought plan.
  • Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Update.

 13. Announcements

  • June 27 - Delta Stewardship Council Mtg., 9:00 a.m.
  • July 18 - Delta Protection Commission Mtg.,  5:00 p.m.
  • July 25 - Delta Stewardship Council Mtg., 9:00 a.m.
  • August 7 - NDWA Board Mtg., 3050 Beacon Blvd., Ste 203, W. Sacramento, 9:30 a.m.

14. Public Comment

15. Adjournment