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October 6, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
9:30 a.m.
Teleconference Only

Members of the North Delta Water Agency (NDWA) Board of Directors (Board) and members of the public will participate remotely in this meeting electronically by teleconference, as described 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:

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Meeting ID: 882 9439 5145
Passcode: 116304
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Meeting ID: 882 9439 5145
Passcode: 116304 

Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #10, 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. DWR Presentation

     John Leahigh, Water Operations Executive Manager
     A. Drought Conditions Update and Outlook in 2022

3. Approval of Minutes

     Steve Mello, Chairman
     A.August 25, 2021 B Special Drought Informational Board Meeting

     B. September 8, 2021 Board Meeting

4. Financial Report

     Cindy Tiffany, Assistant Manager
   A.  Review Financial Statements

​               Exhibit A Financials.pdf
                Exhibit B Financials.pdf

               Exhibit C Financials.pdf

               Exhibit D Financials.pdf

5. Manager Report
A. Report on Meetings, Presentations, and Correspondence
          i. Meetings: ACTION: Approved Resolution Extending Modified Brown Act Requirements to Allow Continuance of Remote Meetings Pursuant to AB 361
          ii. Correspondence - Update on Letter Regarding Contract Payment, Barriers, Claims Process, and Water Quality

6. Engineer Report
     A. Water Quality - Review Quality at Contract Monitoring Stations.  NDWA Water Quality 2021 10.05.2021.pdf
     B. SWP Operations - Update on Weekly Coordination with DWR Staff.

 7. Legal Report
A. Drought Claims Procedure - Update on Discussions Regarding Potential Agreement with DWR to Compensate NDWA Water Users Pursuant to Art. 4(b)(iv).

8. Report on Drought Activities
A.  Curtailment Order – Update on Any Changes and Current Delta Compliance.
     B. Drought Barriers – Update Discussions with DWR on Location of Barriers, Water Quality Impacts, and Potential Agreement to Mitigate Impacts.
     C. Delta Dry-Year Response Plan – Update on Joint Effort with CDWA/SDWA to Identify Voluntary Conservation Measures with Financial Incentives: Proposed Conceptual Framework. 

9. Report on Delta Activities
     A. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Update on drought and water conservation efforts, water quality, water rights, water use reporting and other      activities.
     B. Delta Habitat Projects – Update on activities.
     C. Delta Conservancy Activities – Update on activities.
     D. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) Activities – Update on activities.
     E. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Activities –

 10. Public Comments

 11. Closed Session


         Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9, the Board will Meet in Closed Session with Legal Counsel to Discuss the Following Items:

          i. Initiation of litigation pursuant to Govenment Code Section 54956.9(d)(4)- three potential cases.


         Property: Water entitlements under 1981 NDWA-DWR Contract

         Agency Negotiator: Melinda Terry

         Negotiating Parties: Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency

         Under Negotiation: Terms of Transaction

12. Closed Session Report

13. Adjournment