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Delta Related State Water Board
Processes
 Phased review, update, and
implementation of 2006 Bay-Delta Plan
 San...
Slide 2
Update and Implementation of Bay-
Delta Plan
 San Joaquin River flow objectives
 Narrative flow objectives and p...
Slide 3
San Joaquin River Flows
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Priority Delta Tributary Work
 Two approaches to establish flows:
Develop site-specific criteria or flow objecti...
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Delta Stewardship Council
 Delta Stewardship Council’s fifth draft
Delta Plan includes the following policy to
ac...
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High Priority Delta Tributaries
(Identified to Delta Stewardship Council)
 Merced River
 Tuolumne River
 Stanis...
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More information
 Follow Bay Delta / Delta Watermaster
Program link at State Water Board website:
http://www.wate...
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Delta Related State Water Board Processes - Nov. 10, 2011

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Delta Related State Water Board Processes - Nov. 10, 2011

  1. 1. Slide 1 Delta Related State Water Board Processes  Phased review, update, and implementation of 2006 Bay-Delta Plan  San Joaquin River flow objectives  Other Delta flow objectives  Delta tributary flow work  Proceed concurrently
  2. 2. Slide 2 Update and Implementation of Bay- Delta Plan  San Joaquin River flow objectives  Narrative flow objectives and program of implementation for salmon and steelhead-bearing streams (Merced, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus Rivers)  Concurrent with southern Delta water quality objectives to protect agriculture  Board consideration, June 2012  Other Delta flow objectives  Scoping, early 2012  Board consideration, June 2013  Water Rights Implementation  Board consideration of Water Rights Decision, June 2014
  3. 3. Slide 3 San Joaquin River Flows 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 O ct N ov D ec Jan Feb M ar A pr M ay Jun Jul A ug Sep AverageFlow(cfs) Actual 2006 Plan 50% of unimpaired Unimpaired
  4. 4. Slide 4 Priority Delta Tributary Work  Two approaches to establish flows: Develop site-specific criteria or flow objectives for select tributaries and implement through water rights Develop watershed-scale criteria or objectives and implement through water rights
  5. 5. Slide 5 Delta Stewardship Council  Delta Stewardship Council’s fifth draft Delta Plan includes the following policy to achieve the co-equal goals: June 2014 – adopt and implement Delta flow objectives June 2018 – develop flow criteria for high- priority Delta tributaries
  6. 6. Slide 6 High Priority Delta Tributaries (Identified to Delta Stewardship Council)  Merced River  Tuolumne River  Stanislaus River  Lower San Joaquin River  Deer Creek (tributary to Sacramento River)  Lower Butte Creek  Mill Creek (tributary to Sacramento River)  Cosumnes River  American River
  7. 7. Slide 7 More information  Follow Bay Delta / Delta Watermaster Program link at State Water Board website: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/  Contact Les Grober, Assistant Deputy Director for Water Rights lgrober@waterboards.ca.gov

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