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August 3, 2022

NDWA Regular Board Meeting Agenda

NDWA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, August 3, 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: 891 8667 6609
Passcode: 580559

Call In Only:
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 891 8667 6609
Passcode: 580559

Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #13, 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 

2. Drought Barrier Project Presentation
      A. Jacob McQuirk, DWR – Update on Miner and Steamboat Sloughs Drought Barrier Design, Permitting, Construction, and Removal.

3. Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Presentation
A. Maureen Martin, Contra Costa Water District – Update on Project to Expand Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

4. Approval of Minutes
  Steve Mello, Chairman
A. ACTION:  Approv 07 06 22 NDWA Minutes.pdf  

 5. Approval of Resolution
Steve Mello, Chairman
A. Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Extension of Remote Board Meetings.

 6. Financial Report
Cindy Tiffany, Assistant Manager
  A.  Review Financial Statements.  

          FYE 2022 Financial Packet.pdf

          Current Financial Packet.pdf
      B. Website Compliance – Purchase Software.

          MEMO_ADA Compliance for NDWA website 07.14.22.pdf
7. Engineer Report

      Anne Williams, MBK Engineers
A. Water Quality and Hydrologic Conditions Update and Contract Criteria Compliance.

8. Drought Activities
 Anne Williams, MBK Engineers and Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand
      A. Delta Watermaster Draft Summary and Resolution of Friant Water Authority Illegal Diversion Complaint.
      B. Update on Curtailment Orders in Delta Watershed.

 9. Legal Report
Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand
  A. DEIR for Delta Conveyance Project.

      B. Status of Bay-Delta Quality Control Plan Update and Voluntary Agreements.

 10. Manager Report
Melinda Terry, Manager
  A. Report on meetings, presentations, and correspondence – NDWA reserve policy ad-hoc committee, staff coordination on 
Voluntary Agreement                  presentation to Board, and drought discussion convened by Delta Watermaster. Review NDWA drought barrier comment letter and Brown Act                    legislation support letter.
      B. Proposed September NDWA meeting Agenda Items: 1) Consider approval of resolution on Delta Conveyance Tunnel; and 2)                                            presentation on Voluntary Agreement MOU.

 11. Delta Activities Report
Melinda Terry, Manager
      A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Update on water rights, water use reporting, and other activities.
      B. Delta Habitat Projects – Update.
      C. Delta Conveyance Project – EIR Release.
      D. Delta Conservancy – New Chair elected, Update on Delta Drought Response Program and other activities.
      E. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) – Updates on National Heritage Area, DPAC, and other activities.
      F. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) – Updates.
      G. CVP/SWP – Updates.

12. Announcements
      A. Aug 25/26 – Delta Stewardship Council Mtg, 9:00 am
      B. Sept 7 - NDWA Board Mtg, teleconference and 3050 Beacon Blvd, Ste 203, W. Sacramento, 9:30 am
      C. Sept 15 – Delta Protection Commission Mtg, Jean Harvie, Walnut Grove, 5:00 pm

 13. Public Comment

 14. Adjournment