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August 3, 2022

NDWA Special Board of Directors Meeting

Informational - Drought Emergency Special Claims Procedure


NDWA Special Board of Directors Meeting

Informational - Drought Emergency Special Claims Procedure
Wednesday, August 3, 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: 827 6711 7670
Passcode: 398827

Call In 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: 827 6711 7670
Passcode: 398827

Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #5, 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, Chairman

2.        Update on Status of Water Curtailment Orders in Delta Watershed
 Anne Williams, MBK Engineers

3.        Presentation on 1981 Contract Drought Emergency Criteria (Art. 4(b)(i))
Anne Williams, MBK Engineers

 4.       Presentation on DWR’s Special Contract Claims Procedure (Article 4(b)(iv))
 Anna Fock and Tripp Mizell
The NDWA-DWR 1981 Contract, Article 4(b)(iv), requires the State to establish a special contract claims procedure to facilitate and expedite the payment of compensation to landowners for the loss of net income in areas where an overland supply of water of comparable Contract quality and quantity is not otherwise made available by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) when a drought emergency exists pursuant to Article 4(b)(i).

DWR representatives will explain:  the purpose of the claims procedure and how to fill out applications, the documentation landowners must provide to meet eligibility requirements, and their process and timeline for approving/denying claims.  Compensation forms will be made available after the meeting at  The deadline to submit claim to DWR is anticipated to be April 1, 2023.

5.        Questions and Public Comments

6.        Adjournment

***  Note: No Agency actions or votes will be taken at this meeting  ***

Any documents related to agenda items that are made available to the board before the meeting shall be available for review by the public at 3050 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA, 95691.