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File #: 15-0667    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Time Certain Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/29/2015 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 1/26/2016 Final action:
Title: Workshop on California WaterFix and California EcoRestore.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 01: Board Policy and CEO Direction, 2. Attachment 02: State of the Art Solution, 3. Attachment 03: Protecting Water Supplies and Fish, 4. Attachment 04: Securing Solutions for Fish, 5. Attachment 05: What Happens Next, 6. Attachment 06: Progress Report, 7. Attachment 07: 21st Century Approach, 8. Attachment 08: History of Water Conveyance, 9. Attachment 09: EcoRestore Overview, 10. Attachment 10: PowerPoint Presentation, 11. *Attachment 11: Handout 2.2-A - Guest Presentations, 12. *Attachment 12: Handout 2.2-B - Comment, D. Yost, 13. *Attachment 13: Handout 2.2-C - Comment, J Minton, 14. *Attachment 14: Handout 2.2-D - Comment, D Obegi, 15. *Attachment 15: Handout 2.2-E - Comment, J McManus, 16. *Attachment 16: Handout 2.2-F - Comment, J Hooper, 17. *Attachment 17: Handout 2.2-G - Comment, K Irvin, 18. *Attachment 18: Handout 2.2-H - Comment, M Giberson, 19. *Attachment 19: Handout 2.2-I - Comment, M. Empleo Pending Distribution, 20. *Attachment 20: Handout 2.2-J - Handout, D Des Jardin, 21. *Attachment 21: Handout 2.2-K - Comment, North Delta Cares Action Committee, 22. *Attachment 22: Handout 2.2-L - Comment, Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley, 23. *Attachment 23: Handout 2.2-M - Comment, Leaders South Bay business technology and labor communities, 24. *Attachment 24: Handout 2.2-N - Comment, NAACP, 25. *Attachment 25: Handout 2.2-O - Comment, K. McClelland, 26. *Attachment 26: Handout 2.2-P - Comment, J. Garcia, 27. *Attachment 27: Handout 2.2-Q - Comment, S. Qureshi, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:
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Workshop on California WaterFix and California EcoRestore.


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RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation
Receive an update on and discuss the California WaterFix and California EcoRestore.


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SUMMARY:
Santa Clara County relies on imported water to meet 55 percent, on average, of its water needs, with 40 percent conveyed through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. This Board agenda item provides an opportunity for the Board and public to receive information and discuss ongoing Delta planning efforts that are critical both to restore the health of the Delta ecosystem, and to ensure the long-term reliability of water supplies conveyed through the Delta.
In April of 2015, the State announced a modified approach to moving forward with key elements of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) in response to numerous comments on the draft BDCP planning documents that were released. This approach separated the BDCP into two programs: California WaterFix and California EcoRestore. This agenda item will provide the perspectives of guest speakers who have been instrumental in the development of the California WaterFix and California EcoRestore programs.
BACKGROUND
Santa Clara County relies on imported water to meet, on average, 55 percent of its water needs, with 40 percent conveyed through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by the State Water Project (SWP) and Central Valley Project (CVP), and 15% diverted upstream of the Delta by the San Francisco Public Utility Commissions' Hetch-Hetchy project.
The District's SWP and CVP water supplies are a critical component of the District's water supply portfolio, providing the majority of water supply to the District's three drinking water treatment plants, serving to recharge the county's local groundwater basin to help meet pumping demands while minimizing risk of permanent land subsidence, and protecting local surface and groundwater reserves. The District's SWP and CVP ...

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