Delta Stewardship Council holds hearing on draft Delta Plan amendment on conveyance, storage

May 26, 2017

On May 25,2017 the Delta Stewardship Council held a hearing to consider amendments on conveyance and storage.  The hearing lasted about 6 hours.  The informational only hearing included a staff report, two panels, and public comment to weigh in on the draft amendment.

The Council is proposing to amend the Delta Plan to promote options for water conveyance, storage systems, and the operation of both as required by Water Code Section 85304. The draft Delta Plan CSO amendment includes recommendations for Delta water management system operations and supporting infrastructure improvements that, together and in combination with existing Delta Plan policies and recommendations, will further the coequal goals. The draft Delta Plan CSO amendment promotes options for, and characteristics of, conveyance, storage, and operations that contribute to a coordinated system with improved flexibility to meet the coequal goals.

MCWRA hand carried letter to the hearing:  Randy Firoini May 2017

Executive Director John Kingsbury – Public Comments: Comments for May 25 hearing

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. “‘Coequal goals’ means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place.” (CA Water Code §85054)

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