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Delta Protection Advisory Committee

August 6, 2024@5:30 pm-7:30 pm

The Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) provides recommendations to the Delta Protection Commission on diverse interests within the Delta, including the Delta’s ecosystem, water supply, socioeconomic sustainability, recreation, agriculture, flood control, environment, water resources, utility infrastructure, and other Delta issues. This fifteen-member committee is appointed by the Commission and meets regularly; members serve three-year terms and may be re-appointed. Meetings are open to the public and everyone’s input is welcome. The Committee was created by the Delta Protection Act, Public Resources Code Section 29753(a). This is its Charter (PDF).

Delta Protection Advisory Committee Members

Chair Anna Swenson and Katherine Wiley (Delta general public)| Vice-Chair Russ Ryan (Delta water exporter) | Emily Pappalardo and Arron Pellarin (Delta business) | Craig Watanabe and Gary Mello (Delta agriculture) | Todd Bruce and Morris Lum (Delta recreation) | Edward Hard and Erin Chappell (State agency) | Chris Elias (Delta flood entity) | Mariah Looney (Delta organization) | Jim Cox (Delta habitat/conservation non-governmental entity) | Sam Garcia (Delta utility/related infrastructure) | Douglas Hsia (Delta Cultural Preservation) | Steven Hutchason (Delta Tribal Member).

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS: Representatives of the California Department of Water Resources, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Delta Stewardship Council, and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy.


August 6, 2024
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
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