STATE OF CALIFORNIA - THE RESOURCES AGENCY                                                                                                                                  Gray Davis, Governor

COLORADO RIVER BOARD OF CALIFORNIA

770 FAIRMONT AVENUE, SUITE 100

GLENDALE, CA 91203-1035

(818) 543-4676

(818) 543-4685 FAX


March 28, 2003





NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE

COLORADO RIVER BOARD


            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the call of the Chairman, Lloyd W. Allen, by the undersigned, the Executive Director of the Colorado River Board of California, that a regular meeting of the Board Members is

to be held as follows:

 

Date:   April 9, 2003, Wednesday

Time:  11:00 a.m.

Place:  Mtn. View Salon B

Ontario Marriott Hotel

2200 East Holt Boulevard

Ontario, CA 91761

TEL: (909) 975-50000 FAX: (909) 975-5050



            The Colorado River Board welcomes any comment from members of the public as it continues to develop the Board's position on a "California’s Colorado River Water Use Plan" and related topics to be taken into the interstate negotiations. Oral comments can be provided at the beginning of each Board meeting; written comments may be sent to Mr. Lloyd W. Allen, Chairman, Colorado River Board of California, 770 Fairmont Avenue,

Suite 100, Glendale, California, 91203-1035.


            An Executive Session may be held in accordance with provisions of Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code and in accordance with Sections 12516 and 12519 of the Water Code to discuss matters concerning interstate claims to the use of Colorado River system waters in judicial proceedings, administrative proceedings, and/or negotiations with

representatives from other states or the federal government.


            Requests for additional information may be directed to: Gerald R. Zimmerman, Executive Director, Colorado River Board of California, 770 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 100, Glendale, CA 91203-1035, 818-543-4676. A copy of this Notice and Agenda may be found on the Colorado River Board Internet web page at www.crb.ca.gov.


            A copy of the meeting agenda, showing the matters to be considered and transacted, is attached.




                                                                        Gerald R. Zimmerman

                                                                        Executive Director

attachment: Agenda

 

 


 

 

Regular Meeting

COLORADO RIVER BOARD OF CALIFORNIA

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

11:00 a.m.

 

Mtn. View Salon B

Ontario Airport Marriott Hotel

2200 East Holt Boulevard

Ontario, CA 91761

 

A G E N D A

 

At the discretion of the Board, all items appearing on this agenda, whether or not expressly

listed for action, may be deliberated and may be subject to action by the Board. Items may not necessarily be taken up in the order shown.

 

1.   Call to Order

 

2.   Opportunity for the Public to Address the Board (Limited to 5 minutes)

      As required by Government Code, Section 54954.3(a)

 

3.   Administration

a.   Minutes of the Meeting Held February 12, 2003

      Consideration and Approval of Minutes (Action) .........................   TAB 1

b.   Hearing before Budget Subcommittee No. 3 ...................................  TAB 2

 

4.   Agency Managers Meetings

Report(s) from the Executive Director

      

5.   Protection of Existing Rights

a. Colorado River Water Report(s) ......................................................   TAB 3

Report from Board Staff on current reservoir storage, river discharges, projected water, use, forecast of river flow, scheduled flows to Mexico, and salinity

b.   State and Local Water Reports

Report(s) from Board members, on current water supply and use conditions, including DWR on the State Water Project, LADWP’s Los Angeles Aqueduct, and MWD’s Aqueduct Reservoir System

      

c. Arizona v. California

Status Report(s) from the California Attorney General’s Office on Settlement of Indian Tribal Claims

 

 

  

Agenda (continued)

 

 

d. Colorado River Operations

Report(s) from the Executive Director 

       Operation of Yuma Desalting Plant                                      

       602 (a) Storage Criteria

       Arizona Water Settlement Act (S.437

       Navajo Nation vs. Norton, et al

       SNWA Storage and Interstate Release Agreement

       USBR’s Outreach Program

       USBR’s Request for Information

       Calendar Year 2003 Water Use

       Decree Accounting in Yuma Area

e. California’s Colorado River Water Use Plan

Report(s) from the Executive Director

       Senate Bill No. 317

f.   Basin States/Ten Tribes Discussions

Report(s) from the Executive Director

g. Colorado River Environmental Activities

Report(s) from Board Staff

       Status of the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program (LCR MSCP)

       Implementation of Biological Opinion (15 minute video presentation)

       Letter from BIA to Reclamation dated February 14, 2003

 

6.   Water Quality

Report(s) from Board Staff

a.      Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum

       Hearing before the State Water Resources Control Board on 2002 Review

 

2.   Executive Session

      An Executive Session may be held by the Board pursuant to provisions of Article 9

(commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code and Sections 12516 and 12519 of the Water Code to discuss matters concerning interstate claims to the use of Colorado River system waters in judicial proceedings, administrative proceedings, and/or negotiations with representatives from other states of the federal government.

 

8.   Other Business

a. Next Board Meeting - Special Meeting

                                               May 7, 2003, Wednesday

                                               Harveys Hotel

                                               South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449