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July 7, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, June 7, 2021
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:
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 meeting ID: 862 5230 9245
Passcode: 301892

Dial in Only:
        888 475 4499 US Toll-free
        833 548 0276 US Toll-free
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        877 853 5257 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 862 5230 9245
Passcode: 301892

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. Approval of Minutes
Steve Mello, Chairman
    A. ACTION ITEM:  Approve June 2, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes.

 3. Director Election Process
    A. ACTION ITEM:  ApproveResolutionCalling for General District Election for Divisions 1, 3, and 5.

 4. Drought Update

    A. SWRCB Actions – Notice of Water Unavailability for Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed and TUCP conditionally approved for

        CVP/SWP operations.
    B. Delta Drought Response Plan – Update on Presentation to State Team.
    C. SWP Operations – Contract criteria exceedances and DWR actions taken to resume compliance.

 5. Engineer Report

    Gary Kienlen, MBK Engineers
A. Water Quality Update.

6. Legal Report

     Kevin O’Brien, Downey Brand
    A. Water Quality Control Plan Update –Voluntary Agreement discussions and other Water Board activities.
    B. Emergency Drought Provision (Art. 4(b)) – Update on the potential implementation of a Claims Process and on ad-hoc committee

        recommended revisions to the 2015 Claims Process.
    C. ACTION ITEM:  Discussion of public employee compensation (Manager).

7. Manager Report
    Melinda Terry, Manager
  A. Report on meetings, presentations, and correspondence – DWR Contract Payment.

8. Delta Activities Report
 Melinda Terry, Manager
    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 – Lookout Slough hearings at DSC and CVFPB, and other projects.
     C. Delta Conservancy – Update on activities.
     D. Delta Protection Commission (DPC) – Update on National Heritage Area, Land Use & Resource Mngt. Plan, DPAC, and other     

      E. Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) – Appeal Hearing on Lookout Slough, update of DLIS, and other activities.

 9. Announcements
     A. July 15/16 - DSC meeting, 9:00 am
     B. July 15 - DPC board meeting, time TBD
     C. Aug 26/27 – DSC meeting, 9:00 am
     D. August 4 - NDWA Board Mtg, 3050 Beacon Blvd, Ste 203, W. Sacramento, 9:30 am

10. Public Comment
11. Adjournment