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This calendar displays all Drought public meetings, webinars, and workshops. Schedule of events is subject to change.

Calendar

Date Topic Location Notice/Agenda/Additional Information Category
May 25, 2022 Public meeting on re-adoption of drought emergency regulation for the Scott and Shasta River watersheds Zoom
Meeting Recording
State Water Board staff will hold a second public meeting to provide an overview of and solicit input on the proposed re-adoption of the drought emergency regulation for the Scott River and Shasta River watersheds due to the ongoing drought. Public Meeting
May 12, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Staff Workshop on Updated Water Unavailability Methodology and Draft Emergency Regulation for the Delta Watershed Workshop Recording State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board or Board) staff have posted refinements to the methodology for determining water unavailability in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) watershed (Water Unavailability Methodology or methodology) as well as proposed revisions to the emergency curtailment and reporting regulation for the Delta watershed (emergency regulation). State Water Board staff plans to hold a technical workshop to receive input on possible refinements to the existing methodology and the proposed minor revisions of the existing emergency regulation language. Public Workshop
May 4, 2022
2 pm - 4 pm
Public meeting on re-adoption of drought emergency regulation for the Scott and Shasta River watersheds Virtual
Zoom Link
State Water Board staff will hold a public meeting to provide an overview of and solicit input on the proposed re-adoption of the drought emergency regulation for the Scott River and Shasta River watersheds due to the ongoing drought. Public Meeting
Thursday, April 14, 2022
1:30pm
Public Workshop on Proposed Drought Emergency Regulation for the Russian River Watershed In-person and virtual (Zoom)
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
David C. Joseph Room
5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Public Workshop
March 16, 2022
9:00am
Sacramento River Temperature Management Considerations Virtual (zoom) The State Water Board will hold a board workshop to discuss the current status of Sacramento River salmon species and Sacramento River temperature management considerations that can inform planning for the 2022 Sacramento River temperature management season and future years. Board Workshop
Date Topic Location Notice/Agenda/Additional Information Category
December 15, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Staff Workshop on Possible Alternative Approaches to Address Water Supply Shortages in the Delta Watershed Workshop Recording State Water Board staff will hold a technical workshop to receive input regarding possible alternative approaches to address severe water supply shortages in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed, including but not limited to a curtailment methodology similar to standard water right Term 91. Public Workshop
October 20, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Staff Workshop on Potential Changes to the Water Unavailability Methodology for the Delta Watershed Workshop Recording 10/20/2021 State Water Board staff will hold a technical workshop to describe and receive public input on potential changes to the methodology for determining water unavailability in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) watershed that are applicable during the wet season. Public Workshop
September 23, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scott River and Shasta River Watersheds Curtailment Response Assistance Webinar Webinar Recording
Access Passcode: "=NR176@H"
State Water Board staff will provide an overview of recent curtailment and reporting orders issued in the Scott River and Shasta River watersheds and guidance to diverters on how to (1) certify compliance with the curtailment order; (2) submit certifications to continue limited diversions for minimum human health and safety, livestock watering, or instream uses; (3) complete petitions; and (4) provide required information. The agenda is provided in the notice. Public Meeting
September 16, 2021
9:00 am – 10:30 am
California Drought Funding Informational Session Session Recording The State Water Board and Department of Water Resources will hold an informational session on how drought funding works, who is eligible to receive assistance, what projects are eligible, and more. Information session
August 31, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed Curtailment Compliance and Response Assistance Webinar

Webinar Recordings:

Morning

Afternoon

State Water Board staff will provide an overview of recent curtailment and reporting orders issued in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed and guidance to diverters who are responsible for curtailing diversions, submitting certifications, and/or other reporting pursuant to curtailment and reporting orders. Agendas for both sessions are provided in the notice. Public Meeting
August 31, 2021
2 – 3:30 pm
Drought funding workshop for counties (second of two workshops which will both provide the same information) Workshop Recording 8/25/2021 This workshop will review the roles of counties and state agencies in emergency drought response, review how counties can access funding and develop programs for countywide programs related to emergency drinking water shortages, and answer questions from county representatives and their partner nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Public Workshop
Intended audience: county representatives and partner NGOs
August 25, 2021
10 – 11:30 am
Drought funding workshop for counties (first of two workshops which will both provide the same information) Workshop Recording 8/25/2021 This workshop will review the roles of counties and state agencies in emergency drought response, review how counties can access funding and develop programs for countywide programs related to emergency drinking water shortages, and answer questions from county representatives and their partner nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Public Workshop
Intended audience: county representatives and partner NGOs
August 20, 2021 Russian River Curtailment Order Compliance Assistance Workshop Virtual (Zoom)

Zoom Link

Workshop Recording
This public workshop will focus on providing information about the recently issued Russian River curtailment orders, and providing compliance assistance to diverters. Public Meeting
August 17, 2021
9:00 am
Agenda Item #4: Consideration of a proposed Resolution to adopt an Emergency Regulation that provides curtailment authority in the Klamath River Watershed, and establishes minimum instream flow requirements and information order authority in the Scott River and Shasta River Watersheds. Virtual (Zoom)

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Remote meeting (for those who intend to comment)
Board Meeting
August 12, 2021 End of comment period for proposed emergency regulation for drought minimum flows in the Scott and Shasta Watersheds n/a Email comments to commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov. Please indicate in the subject line, 8/17/2021 BOARD MEETING – ITEM #4. Comment Period
July 27, 2021
1-5 pm PDT
Notice of Staff Workshop on Proposed Emergency Curtailment and Reporting Regulation for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed Virtual (Zoom)

Zoom Link
State Water Board staff will hold a public workshop to provide information and receive public input on a proposed emergency curtailment and reporting regulation for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed. Public Meeting
July 20, 2021 Public workshop on draft drought emergency regulations for the Scott and Shasta River Watersheds Virtual (Zoom)
Workshop Recording
Notice/agenda/additional information: State Water Board staff will hold a public meeting to introduce the draft drought emergency regulations for the Scott and Shasta River Watersheds and answer questions from participants. Public Meeting
July 1, 2021
2-4 pm PDT
Public meeting on potential drought actions for Scott and Shasta River watersheds Virtual (Zoom)
Workshop Recording
State Water Board staff will hold a public meeting to provide information and solicit input from the community on potential drought actions that could be implemented in the Scott River and Shasta River watersheds during the ongoing drought. Public Meeting
June 10, 2021
5:30pm –7 pm PDT
Public Workshop on Proposed Emergency Regulations and Notices of Water Unavailability for the Russian River Watershed Virtual (Zoom)
Zoom Link
State Water Board staff will hold a public workshop to provide information and answer questions related to the Notices of Water Unavailability and the proposed emergency regulation Public Workshop
May 21, 2021
9am – 5 pm PDT
Staff Workshop on Water Unavailability Methodology for the Delta Watershed Virtual (Zoom)
Workshop Recording
Division of Water Rights staff will host a workshop to solicit public feedback on the draft methodology for determining water unavailability in the Delta watershed. Information session
April 16, 2021
10am-12pm PDT
Water supply demand visualization tool demonstration Virtual (Zoom)
Workshop Recording
Division of Water Rights staff will demonstrate an online tool for visualization and analysis of water supply and demand in Bay-Delta tributary watersheds. Information session
April 16, 2021
1-3 pm PDT
Water demand data assessment Virtual (Zoom)
Workshop Recording
Division of Water Rights staff will discuss standardized measures used to flag and help clean up errors in water use data that is used to determine water demand. Information session