A Message from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board:
We have scheduled our next “Evaluation of the Municipal and Domestic Supply (MUN) Beneficial Use in Ag Dominated Water Bodies” stakeholder meeting for Monday August 19, 2013 in order to capture as many interested stakeholders as possible.
Since our original schedule called for a meeting in July, we will be using this extended period between our large stakeholder meetings to conduct smaller focused meetings to address specific project issues noted at our May 28th meeting. The smaller focused meetings will enable us to provide refined alternatives for our meeting in August.
The project issues and stakeholders who agreed to work with us on refining alternatives for further group discussion are:
- Use of the Tributary Rule, Monitoring – CA Rice Commission
- Recirculating System Operation Plan Template – Tulare Lake Drainage District
- Characterizing Supply Canals – San Joaquin River Group Authority
In addition, I’ve attached the draft meeting notes from our May 28th stakeholder meeting – if you attended the meeting and have any edits or comments, please send them to me by Friday June 14, 2013. I have also included copies of the Inland Surface Water Plan reporting template and example reports utilized by water agencies when they provided information on Ag Dominated water bodies in 1992. These may be a good place to start, but we recognize that they do not evaluate whether or not there is “existing” MUN use.