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Blue Ribbon Task Force Meeting Materials - March 20-21, 2008

-- Meeting Notice --
-- Agenda --

Meeting of the DELTA VISION BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE
Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21, 2008
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, El Dorado Room
Sacramento, CA

Pre-Meeting Agenda for Web Posting

DAY 1: Thursday, March 20, 2008 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

10:00 a.m.

  1. Introductions and Opening Remarks

10:05 a.m.

  1. Overview of Meeting Objectives, Context, and Updates on Developing Work Plan, Stakeholder Coordination Group and Work Group Meetings, and Near-Term Actions

Attachment 1:  Illustrative Questions to Direct to Departments and Others

Power Point Presentation: Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force Opening Presentation

    Handout 1: Bureau of Reclamation Water Use Efficiency Recommendations for the Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force

    Handout 2: CVP Rates for Water

    Handout 3: Comparison of Suite of 2007 Flood Legislation – Table 1 – Summary of Legislation & Comparison of Suite of 2007 Flood Legislation – Table 2 – Specific Tools of Legislation

    Handout 4: State Water Resources Control Board Resolution No. 2007-0079

    Handout 5: State Water Resources Control Board Notice of Public Workshop

    Handout 5: SWRCB Notice of Public Workshop Attachment A and B

10:45 a.m.

  1. Legal and Legislative Update

Attachment 1:  SB 27.  Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Clean Drinking Water, Water Supply Security, and Environmental Improvement Act of 2008

Attachment 2:  SB X2. Safe Drinking Water Act of 2008

11:15 a.m.

  1. Work Area: Delta as Place

    Handout 1:  Preliminary Strategic Plan Concepts from “Delta as Place workgroup

    Handout 2:  AB 2504, Del Saulnier, Delta Marketing Plan

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.

  1. Discussion of Administration Actions

Attachment 1:  February 28, 2008, Letter from Governor Schwarzenegger to Senators Perata, Machado, and Steinberg

2:30 p.m.

6a. Work Area:  The Estuarine Ecosystem

Power Point Presentation: Ecosystem Work Group Progress Report

Power Point Presentation: Comparing Natural and Modified Sloughs in the Suisun Marsh - Geometry Begets Variability

Power Point Presentation: Ecosystem Workgoup - Thoughts on Land-Water Interface

3:15 p.m.

6b. Work Area: The Estuarine Ecosystem Latest Science

Power Point Presentation: State of the Bay-Delta Science 2008

Power Point Presentation: The Collapse of Pelagic Fishes in the Upper San Francisco Estuary

Attachment 1:  The State of the Bay-Delta Science 2008 – Summary for Policymakers and the Public

  1. Public Comment


5:00 p.m.      Adjourn


DAY 2: Friday, March 21, 2008 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m.

  1. Opening Remarks

9:05 a.m.

  1. Meeting Day Overview

9:15 a.m.

  1. Work Area:  Water

Power Point Presentation: Groundwater in the Sacramento Valley --How Does it Work?

Power Point Presentation: Water Supply Reliability - Groundwater Banking'

Handout 1: Draft Meeting Itinerary for Water Supply and Reliability Working Group

Handout 2: USBR Status report on Development of Interim Groundwater Banking Guidelines

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.

  1. Work Area: Governance

Attachment 1:  The Soft Path to Water Policy Reforform

Power Point Presentation: Briefing by the California Energy Commission

11:45 a.m.

  1. Work Area:  Governance Proposals

    Handout 1: Bay-Delta Governance Problems and Recommendations

    Handout 2: Discussion Paper - Bay Delta Governance

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 p.m.

  1. Task Force Discussion of (a) Questions to Direct to Departments and Others, and (b) Direction to Staff Regarding Work Plan (Action Item)

2:15 p.m.

  1. Public Comment

3:00 p.m.      Adjourn