DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Hearing Set On Delta Management Plan
The Delta Stewardship Council will hold a public hearing Friday, January 11 to receive comment on its final draft Delta long-term management plan, a recirculated draft environmental impact report and a proposed, plan-related rule making package.
The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. in the Stewardship Council offices, 980 Ninth Street, Sacramento.
An additional hearing is planned for January 24 during which additional public comment on the proposed rule making package will be received. It is set for 9:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn and Suites, 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento.
“The Delta plan ensures that we as Californians achieve the coequal goals established by the Legislature – a more reliable statewide water supply and a restored Delta ecosystem – and do so in a way that protects and enhances the unique and evolving characteristics of the Delta,” said Council Chairman Phil Isenberg.
“That’s why the plan includes policies and recommendations for water supply, ecosystem restoration, water quality, risk reduction, and enhancement of the Delta as a place.”
The plan has gone through seven drafts over an 18-month period.
It is intended to create:
- A single blueprint for state and local agencies’ action to provide a more reliable water supply for California and restore the Delta ecosystem.
- New rules for significant state and local agency actions occurring wholly or partly within the Delta, with the Council as an appellate body to enforce those rules.
- A unified science initiative and improved accountability to achieve the co-equal goals.
- An effective interagency coordination body to implement the Delta Plan.