Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
9:30 a.m.
Teleconference Only


Pursuant to State of California Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20, 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:
Web Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 9513 5387
Passcode: 063811

Call in Numbers (Audio 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: 910 9513 5387
Passcode: 063811

 Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #11, 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. Closed Session
        i. Litigation regarding Coordinated Operations Agreement (COA) Amendments pursuant to Gov. Code 54956.9(d)(1);
        ii. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (four items). 

3. Closed Session Report
    Steve Mello, Chairman
    A.  Reconvene Open Session and provide summary of any action taken by the Board on items discussed with legal counsel in Closed Session.

4. Approval of Minutes
    Steve Mello, Chairman
    A. ACTION:  Approve August 5, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes.
    B. ACTION:  ApproveSeptember 21, 2020 Special Board Meeting Minutes.​

5. Financial Reports
  Cindy Tiffany, Assistant Manger
A. Review Financial Reports

         Exhibit A -  Exhibit B  -  Exhibit C Exhibit D

6. Informational Briefing
Osha Meserve, Soluri Meserve Law Corp.
    A. Presentation on DWR Geotech Drilling for Conveyance Project

        Priority Phase A Parcels Supervisors Districts Map 2020-08-17.pdf


7. Engineer Report
    Gary Kienlen, MBK Engineers
A. Water Quality Update

8. Legal Report
    Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand
A. Delta Water Quality Plan Update

9. Manager Report
    Melinda Terry, Manager
A. Report on meetings, presentations, and correspondence - SWRCB letters announcing determination regarding whether water right permit is   

           necessary for Fremont Weir modification project; SJ Valley Water Blueprint; Response from DWR on EIR for SWP Contracts; and other maters.

        NDWA Manager Report August 2020.pdf

       DWR Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration Project Water Right Determination signed.pdf

       Newcomb-Ekdahl SWRCB Yolo Big Notch Water Rights Determination FINAL 2020-05-18.pdf

    B. ACTION: Approve sending letting to U.S. Army Corps of Engineering requesting Cooperating Agency status for development of EIS for the Delta   

             Conveyance Project.

10. Delta Activities Report
Melinda Terry, Manager
   A. Water Supply/Quality – Updates on Delta Conveyance Project, Interim Conditional Approval of JPOD Diversion Plan, SWP Contract Amendments,

           Delta Cross Channel Gate Upgrades Project, drought conditions, and other activities.
      B. SWRCB/Delta Watermaster – Water use reports, OpenET/SB 88 compliance, channel silting work group, and other activities.
    C. Delta Habitat Projects – EcoRestore, FRPA, Cache Slough, and other restoration projects/activities.
    D. Delta Conservancy Activities.
    E. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) Activities – Applications for Delta National Heritage Area Management Plan Advisory Committee, and other     

    F. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) Activities – DPC Recusal, Climate Variability work group, and other activities.

11. Announcements
    A. October 20 – Deadline to comment on USACE discharge & fill permit for DPC
    B. October 20 – Deadline to submit NEPA scoping comments on DPC
    C. October 22 – Delta Stewardship Council meeting, 9:00 am
    D. October 28 – Deadline to submit application to DPC for NHA Advisory Committee
    E. November 19 – Delta Protection Commission board meeting, 5:30 pm
    F. November 19 – Delta Stewardship Council meeting, 9:00 am
December 2 – North Delta Water Agency Board Meeting, 9:30 am

12. Public Comment
13. Adjournment

October 7, 2020​

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