Meeting of The Colorado River Board of California – Wednesday, May 13, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado River Board of California (Board), is conducting business remotely as we comply with State of California directives and guidelines for social distancing and “Safer at Home” orders. The Board is committed to ensuring that meetings are accessible to the public and will host Board meetings using Zoom webinar.

The Colorado River Board of California will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., using Zoom webinar.



TELEPHONE: US: +1 669 900 9128, enter Meeting ID: 839 3401 0833, followed by #; then press # again to connect.


The Colorado River Board of California welcomes any comments from members of the public pertaining to items included on this agenda and related topics. The Board is open to public comments during the webinar meeting by a means of written and oral comments on Board agenda items. As we explore new ways of doing business and new technologies, we ask that you remain patient with us. If members of the public wish to make a comment regarding items on the agenda, there are three options for consideration:

(1) Public comments may be submitted by electronic mail, and should be addressed to the Board’s Chairman, Mr. Peter Nelson, at and will be accepted up until 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting; (2) During the meeting, members of the public may submit comments by utilizing the “Q&A” feature in the control panel; or (3) By calling into the Zoom webinar using the telephone number above and pressing *9 to “Raise Hand.”

PLEASE NOTE: Written submissions will be read aloud during the public comment period and will be limited to a five-minute time limit.

Requests for additional information may be directed to: Mr. Christopher S. Harris, Executive Director, Colorado River Board of California, 770 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 100, Glendale, CA 91203-1068, or 818-500-1625.


If accommodations from individuals with disabilities are required, such persons should provide a request at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting by electronic mail to the Board’s staff member, Mr. Brian Alvarez at





Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:00 a.m.

At the discretion of the Board, all items appearing on this agenda, whether or not expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon 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)
In accordance with California Government Code, Section 54954.3(a)

3. Administration

a. Consideration and approval of the Minutes of the meeting held March 11, 2020 (Action)
b. Presentation of Draft Colorado River Board of California FY-2020/2021 Budget (Information)
c. FY-2019/2020 Accomplishments Report and FY-2020/2021 Planned Activities Report (Information)

4. Water Supply and Operations Reports

a. Colorado River Basin Report
b. State and Local Reports

5. Staff Reports Regarding Colorado River Basin Programs

a. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation “7.D Review” of the 2007 Interim Operating Guidelines Update
b. Review and Proposed Board Authorization for Chairman to sign Seven Basin States Letter regarding Reclamation’s 7.D Review Process (Action)
c. Minute No. 323 Implementation
d. Salinity Control Program
e. Climate and Hydrology Work Group
f. Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program
g. Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program
h. General Announcements

6. 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 or the federal government.

7. Other Business

8. Future Agenda Items/Announcements

Next Scheduled Board Meeting: June 10, 2020

10:00 a.m