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August 2, 2023

NDWA Board Meeting Agenda

NDWA Special Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, August 2, 2023

9:30 a.m.

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


NDWA 08.02.23 BOARD PACKET.pdf
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
         The Board will meet in Closed Session with legal counsel to discuss the following items:
          i. Litigation regarding WaterFix Environmental Impact Report under CEQA. (Gov. Code 54956.9(d)(1));
          ii. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (Two Cases). Closed Session

3. Closed Session Report
Steve Mello, Chairman

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

 4. Drought Barrier Project Presentation

  • Jacob McQuirk, DWR – Provide an update on permitting of future Drought Barrier in North Delta.

 5. Approval of Minutes

Steve Mello, Chairman

  • ACTION:  Approve June 7, 2023, Board Meeting Minutes.

 6. Directors Election Process

  • Directors Elections for Division 2 & 4 – Candidate Packets available at 3050 Beacon Blvd., Ste 203, West Sacramento, CA.  Candidate Packets need to be completed at returned to above address no later than 5pm on August 18, 2023.

 7. Financial Report

  • Review Financial Statements.
  • Update on Final June CPI for Assessments.

Exhibit A Current.pdf

Exhibit B Current.pdf

Exhibit C Current.pd

Exhibit D Current.pdf

8. Engineer Report
 Anne Williams, MBK Engineers

  • Water Quality and Hydrologic Conditions Update.

 9. Legal Report
Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand

  •  Sites Reservoir Water Rights Application – Consideration of permit terms and conditions to protect water quality and availability within NDWA.
  • Status of Bay-Delta Quality Control Plan Update and Voluntary Agreements.

10. Manager Report
Melinda Terry, Manager

  • Report on meetings, presentations, and correspondence – NorCal Water Summit and continued meetings with DWR. Scoping comment letter submitted on SWP Long-Term Ops NOP.
  • Sites Reservoir Water Rights Application.

NDWA comment ltr NOP for SWP Long-Term Ops EIR 07 17 23.pdf
11. Delta Activities Report

  • Melinda Terry, Manager
  • SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Update on water rights, water use reporting, and other activities.
  • Delta Habitat Projects – Ulatis Creek Habitat Restoration certification filed and Yolo County filed lawsuit on Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project.
  • Delta Conveyance Project – State Budget Trailer Bill proposal and federal legislation introduced by Congressman Harder.
  • Delta Conservancy – Updates on projects, grant funding, and other activities.
  • Delta Protection Commission (DPC) – Updates on National Heritage Area, DPAC, and other activities.
  • Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) – Updates on DISB vacancy, Delta Adapts, DLIS amendments, and other activities.
  • CVP/SWP – Updates.

 12. Announcements

  • August 18th – NDWA Candidate Packets due by 5pm at 3050 Beacon Blvd, Ste 203, W. Sacramento
  • Aug 24/25 – Delta Stewardship Council Mtg, 9:00 am
  • Sept 21 – Delta Protection Commission Mtg, location TBD, 5:00 pm
  • Sept 28/29 – Delta Stewardship Council Mtg, 9:00 am
  • Oct 4 - NDWA Board Mtg, 3050 Beacon Blvd, Ste 203, W. Sacramento, 9:30 am

13. Public Comment

 14. Adjournment