PUBLIC NEGOTIATION SESSION: SWP Contract Amendment for Delta Conveyance

February 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott
4422 Y Street
CA 95817

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Project (SWP) Contractors are extending the negotiation schedule, in the event that negotiation meetings for the proposed amendments to the SWP water supply contracts are needed, into February 2020.

The public negotiation process is expected to result in an Agreement in Principle (AIP) among DWR and the SWP Contractors that describes a methodology for cost allocation and the related matters that would be the basis of a contract amendment if a project is approved and after all necessary environmental review.

Environmental analysis of the proposed amendments and of the underlying Delta conveyance facility itself, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act, as well as the development of actual contract amendment language would follow development of the AIP.

Negotiation Process

DWR has opened negotiations to the public to allow the opportunity to observe and provide comments to DWR at the end of each negotiation session. Written comments may also be submitted within seven (7) calendar days following each negotiation session. The process that DWR will follow to enable members of the public to observe and comment on the negotiations will be consistent with the “Principles Regarding Public Participation Process in SWP Contract Negotiations,” which were approved as part of the settlement agreement reached in the case titled, Planning and Conservation League et al.v. Department of Water Resources, 83 Cal.App.4th 892 (2000).

The next negotiation session for the SWP Contract Amendment for Delta Conveyance is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2020 starting at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to adjourn by 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Midtown, 4422 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.


Members of the public also may participate via conference call:

PHONE LINE: 719-359-4032
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A webinar option will also be available for remote participants to view documents and presentations during the meeting. The webinar can be accessed via the following link: For best audio quality it is recommended to call in using the phone line. However, participants also have the option to listen to audio through the webinar. Detailed instructions for setting up webinar audio are included below. Please note that participants using webinar audio will be kept muted for the duration of the meeting.


  • Enter the webinar using the Adobe Connect App, rather than through a web browser. This might happen automatically, or you may be prompted to open the Adobe Connect App when selecting the webinar link.
  • Once you have entered the webinar, turn on audio by clicking the Meeting button in the top left corner, and then selecting Audio Setup Wizard.
  • Navigate through the Audio Setup Wizard as prompted. You will then be able to hear audio from the meeting.

Please contact Kai Walcott at (415) 568-9990, if you have any questions or issues with the webinar.


Meeting materials will be posted online at: