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August 25 2021 NDWA Special Board Meeting Agenda

Informational Briefing - Review of Historical Drought Events

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

9:30 a.m.
Remote meeting held via Teleconference 


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 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: 830 3033 1809
Passcode: 032663

Call In Numbers (Audio 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: 830 3033 1809
Passcode: 032663

Any member of the public on the telephone may speak during the Public Comment Period, Agenda Item #6, 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, President

2. Drought Conditions
     Gary Kienlen, MBK Engineers
Current Hydrologic Conditions

     B.  1981 Contract Criteria and Current Water Quality Conditions

          i.  Exceedances at Rio Vista and Three Mile Slough

     C.  1981 Contract – Definition of Drought Emergency (Art. 4(b)(i))

 3. NDWA Drought Response
 Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand

     A.  1981 Contract Protections
          i.  Right to Divert During Curtailment (Art. 8(a))
          ii. Special Contract Claims Procedure – 2021 Implementation (Art. 4(b)(iv))

4. SWRCB Notice of Curtailment and Information Orders
 Michael George, Delta Watermaster
     A.  Curtailment of Diversions in Delta – Methodology & Priority of Rights 

          i.  Recognition of NDWA Water Supply Contract
     B.  Must Acknowledge Receipt of Order
          i.   Submit Electronic Form on SWRCB Website
          ii.  Future Curtailment Communications – Electronic Only
          iii. Diverters Subject to Enhanced Monthly Reporting Requirements

 5. Drought Planning for 2022
     Melinda Terry, Manager
     A.  Proposed Temporary Drought Barriers – Sutter and Steamboat Slough
     B.  Delta Critical-Year Response Plan – Incentives for Voluntary Conservation
     C.  Special Contract Claims Procedure

Questions and Comments from Public

 7. Adjournment