Council members at the April Council meeting

Notice of September 22 Council Meeting


The Delta Stewardship Council will meet on September 22 at 9:00 AM. At the meeting, the Council will conduct a public workshop regarding updates to the Council’s Administrative Procedures Governing Appeals, which describe how the Council administers appeals of certifications of consistency with the Delta Plan for certain State and local public agency actions (covered actions). This workshop will include a presentation from staff on draft revisions to the Appeals Procedures and provide an opportunity for input from the public.


Additionally, Delta Watermaster Michael Patrick George will present on efforts to address ongoing drought and its impact on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


Please note that this meeting will occur at an offsite location, the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. As this is a hybrid meeting, members of the public may attend virtually or in person. Read the notice linked below for more details.


Draft amendments to the Appeals Procedures circulated in December 2021 for public review proposed to revise 16 of the existing 31 rules and add one new rule to clarify the outcomes of appeals proceedings, encourage documents submitted to the Council to meet accessibility standards, and clarify and streamline the appeal filing and notification process.

Screenshot of the Covered Actions Portal

Any person who claims that a covered action is inconsistent with the Delta Plan and, as a result of that inconsistency, that action will have a significant adverse impact on the achievement of one or both of the coequal goals of the Delta Reform Act (Water Code § 85054) or implementation of government-sponsored flood control programs to reduce risks to people and property in the Delta, may file an appeal with regard to certifications of consistency no later than 30 calendar days after the date of submittal of the certification of consistency.

Water and a strip of land at Lookout Slough

In 2009, the Delta Reform Act established a certification process for demonstrating consistency with the Delta Plan. Before a State or local public agency implements certain projects in the Delta, they are required by California law to certify that the project is consistent with Delta Plan regulations. These projects are known as covered actions.

Public Participation Team

Public participation is fundamental to the Council’s work toward ensuring a reliable California water supply and resilient Delta ecosystem in a manner that protects and enhances the unique values of the Delta as an evolving place where people live, work, and recreate. The Council’s monthly meetings are the definitive place for the public to learn about and comment on the implementation of the Delta Plan.

Delta Stewardship Council

715 P Street, 15-300

Sacramento, CA 95814



Business Hours:

8:00 AM-

5:00 PM


(916) 445-5511

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