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File #: 17-0375    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Water Utility Enterprise Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/30/2017 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 10/17/2017 Final action:
Title: Special Board Work Study on California WaterFix.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Letter - DWR Response to Audit, 2. Attachment 2: District Principles Related to WaterFix, 3. Attachment 3: Letter - CVP Participation Approach, 4. Attachment 4: Resolution, 5. Attachment 5: PowerPoint, 6. Item 2.5-A - Handout, R. DiFate, 7. Item 2.5-B - Handout, T. Eskel, 8. Item 2.5-C - Handout, J. Blickenstaff, 9. Item 2.5-D - Handout, J. Burback, 10. Item 2.5-E - Handout, Directors Estremera, Keegan, Kremen, 11. Item 2.5-F - Handout, A Eshoo, 12. Item 2.5-G - Handout, Sierra Club, 13. Item 2.5-H - Handout, Letters Supporting WaterFix, 14. Item 2.5-I - Handout, Letters Opposing WaterFix, 15. Item 2.5-J - Handout, J Burback, 16. Item 2.5-K - Handout, K Mathewson, 17. Item 2.5-L - Handout, G Wesley

Special Board Work Study on California WaterFix.

A. Adopt the Resolution, CONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR CALIFORNIA WATERFIX, that expresses support, subject to the conditions listed below, for the State Water Project WaterFix participation approach, which would allocate the benefits and costs of the WaterFix to the District in proportion to its current 2.5% level of participation in the State Water Project, or 1.4% of the total WaterFix project. The conditions are:
i. Participation in the WaterFix sustains the District's existing State Water Project (SWP) and Central Valley Project (CVP) deliveries and provides insurance against future uncertainties;
ii. The District's Central Valley Project water supplies as well as its State Water Project water supplies are protected; and
iii. The cost per acre-foot remains similar to the current estimate; and
B. Authorize the Chief Executive Officer to continue participating in WaterFix planning discussions with State and federal agencies as well as other prospective WaterFix participants, to further define the project and to develop agreements to secure the conditions needed for the District's support.

This agenda item provides an opportunity for the Board and the public to receive information on the State's proposed California WaterFix (WaterFix) project, which is intended to help restore the health of the Delta ecosystem and to ensure the long-term reliability of water supplies conveyed through the Delta. Because Santa Clara County relies on State Water Project (SWP) and Central Valley Project (CVP) water supplies conveyed through the Delta to meet 40 percent, on average, of its water supply needs, the District has an interest in the development of the WaterFix as a potential cost-effective project that could improve the reliability of the District's imported water supplies.
As described during Board meetings on September 12 an...

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