File #: 16-0294    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Time Certain Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/25/2016 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 6/14/2016 Final action:
Title: Update on 2016 Water Supply and Drought Response. (MOVED FROM ITEM 5.3)
Attachments: 1. *Original Agenda Memorandum, 2. *Attachment 1: Supplemental Agenda Memorandum, 3. *Supplemental Attachment 1: PowerPoint, 4. *Supplemental Attachment 2: Monthly Drought Status Report, 5. *Supplemental Attachment 3: Resolution, 6. *Supplemental Attachment 4: State Water Resources Control Board, 7. *Supplemental Attachment 5: SCVWD State Board Compliance, 8. *Handout 2.3-A Cohen, 9. *Handout 2.3-B Water Retailers, 10. *Handout 2.3-C Hogle

Update on 2016 Water Supply and Drought Response. (MOVED FROM ITEM 5.3)

A. Receive, review, and discuss updated information on 2016 water supply and drought response efforts, and provide direction to staff as necessary; and

B. *Adopt Resolution: Calling for a 20% water use reduction through January 31, 2017, and a restriction on outdoor watering of ornamental landscapes or lawns with potable water to a maximum of three days a week; further, recommending that water retailers, local municipalities and the county of Santa Clara continue to implement mandatory measures as needed to achieve the 20% water use reduction target.

*Staff will present up-to-date information on District and retailer actions, estimated 2016 water savings, 2016 water outlook, and information to support the call for 20% water use reductions.

Overview of District Response
The District's comprehensive drought response is being implemented through fifteen strategies grouped into four general categories: (A) water supply and operations; (B) water use reduction; (C) drought response opportunities; and (D) administrative and financial management.

A. Water Supply and Operations

1. Secure imported water supplies

This strategy includes working with state and federal project operators: California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and contractors of the State Water Project (SWP) and Central Valley Project (CVP), to secure the District's 2015 contract carryover supplies and 2016 contract allocations. It also includes supporting initiatives to control Delta salinity; providing for return of water from the Semitropic Water Bank; determining the availability of supplemental water transfers and imported water carryover for 2016; and coordinating with San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) on drought impacts to the Hetch-Hetchy Pro...

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