Delta Monitoring Work Group
The Delta Monitoring Working Group (DMW) includes technical representatives from federal and state agencies and LTO stakeholders and will provide information to DWR and Reclamation on species abundance, species distribution, life stage transitions, and relevant physical parameters. The federal and state participants will be the agency leads and/or alternates from the SaMT and SMT. Similar to the federal and state agencies, the SWP and CVP contractors shall identify a lead and alternate participant, who are knowledgeable and have expertise in water operations, monitoring, and fish biology. The main focus of the DMW meetings (typically Tuesday afternoon occurring after the SaMT/SMT meetings) are to: 1) review hydrologic, operational, fishery, and water quality data; 2) provide opportunities for engagement and discussion among biologist and operators on relevant information and issues; and, 3) review the Proposed Action Assessment and ITP Risk Assessment. The results of the DMW discussions will be captured in meeting notes for consideration by DWR and Reclamation.
The Delta Monitoring Working Group is comprised of biologists, hydrologists, and other staff with relevant expertise from the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS), NOAA Fisheries and Water Contractors. The working group will have weekly calls to discuss, review, and synthesize information related to project operations and fisheries issues.
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