as amended, Salas.
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The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Reform Act of 2009 establishes the Delta Stewardship Council as an independent agency of the state, and requires the council to develop, adopt, and commence implementation of a comprehensive management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta Plan), meeting specified requirements. The act also establishes the Delta Independent Science Board to provide oversight of the scientific research, monitoring, and assessment programs that support adaptive management of the Delta through periodic reviews.end delete
This bill would require the council, in the course of implementing the Delta Plan, to direct the board to conduct an assessment of stressors, in addition to the operations of the State Water Resources Development System and the federal Central Valley Project, on populations of native fish species in the Delta, the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, and the tributaries to those rivers below the rim dams of the central valley, containing specified information, and to recommend changes in statute and actions that may be taken by state agencies to remedy the situation at the earliest possible time.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
In order to protect and preserve the existing
28populations of native fish species that live and migrate through
29the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River
30Delta, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Delta Stewardship
31Council consider, in addition to measures addressing the impact
32of the State Water Resources Development System (State Water
33Project) and federal Central Valley Project operations, the
34identification of effective and scientifically justified measures to
35reduce or eliminate the impact of other significant stressors on
36California’s native fish populations.
Section 85308.5 is added to the Water Code, to read:
The council, in the course of implementing the Delta
39Plan, shall direct the Delta Independent Science Board to conduct
40an assessment of stressors, in addition to the operation of the State
P4 1Water Resources Development System and the federal Central
2Valley Project, on populations of native fish species in the Delta,
3the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, and the tributaries to those
4rivers below the rim dams of the central valley, and shall
5recommend changes in statute and actions that may be taken by
6state agencies to remedy the situation at the earliest possible time.
7The assessment shall include, at a minimum, a description of those
8stressors identified in the Delta Vision Strategic Plan, including
9the impacts of invasive species and nonnative species, water quality
10impairments, and predation on native species.