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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Speakers at Committee's Meeting, January 24-29, 2010, University of California, Davis." National Research Council. 2010. A Scientific Assessment of Alternatives for Reducing Water Management Effects on Threatened and Endangered Fishes in California's Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12881.
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Appendix D
Speakers at Committee’s Meeting January 24-29, 2010 University of California, Davis

Ara Azhderian, San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority

Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Restore the Delta

Brett Baker, Delta Resident

Letty Belin, U.S. Department of the Interior

Cheryl Bly-Chester, UC Berkeley

Dan Castleberry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Jim Costa, U.S. House of Representatives, California-District 20

DeeDee D’Adamo, Office of U.S. Representative Dennis Cardoza, California-District 18

Cliff Dahm, CALFED (Delta Science Program)

Stan Dean, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Director of Policy

Rick Deriso, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

Diana Engle, Larry Walker Associates

Fred Feyrer, Bureau of Reclamation

David Fullerton, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Greg Gartrell, Contra Costa Water District

Zeke Grader, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association

Cay Goude, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Scott Hamilton, Coalition for a Sustainable Delta

Ann Hayden, Environmental Defense Fund

Bruce Herbold, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

John Herrick, South Delta Water Agency

Jerry Johns, California Department of Water Resources

Harold Johnson, Pacific Legal Institute

Linda Katehi, University of California, Davis

Jason Larroba, Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority

Tom Lindemuth, Delta Science Center, Big Break

Steve Lindley, National Marine Fisheries Service

Craig Manson, Council for Endangered Species Act Reliability

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Speakers at Committee's Meeting, January 24-29, 2010, University of California, Davis." National Research Council. 2010. A Scientific Assessment of Alternatives for Reducing Water Management Effects on Threatened and Endangered Fishes in California's Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12881.
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BJ Miller, Consultant

Ron Milligan, Bureau of Reclamation

Jeffrey Mount, University of California, Davis

Peter B. Moyle, University of California, Davis

Steve Murawski, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Eligio Nava, Central Valley Hispanic Chamber

Dante John Nemellini, Central Delta Water Agency

Matt Nobriga, California Department of Fish and Game

Doug Obegi, Natural Resources Defense Council

Tim O’Laughlin, O’Laughlin & Paris

Bruce Oppenheim, National Marine Fisheries Service

Richard Pool, Salmon fishing industry

Maria Rea , National Marine Fisheries Service

Rhonda Reed, National Marine Fisheries Service

Mark Renz, Association of California Water Agencies

Spreck Rosekrans, Environmental Defense Fund

Melanie Rowland, NOAA-General Counsel

Patricia Schuffon, Pacific Advocate Program

Jeff Stuart, National Marine Fisheries Service

Nicky Suard, Delta Land and Business owners

Christina Swanson, The Bay Institute

Robert Thornton, Nossaman

Mike Urkov, Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority

Jay Wells, North American Power Sweeping Association

Carl Wilcox, California Department of Fish and Game

Susan William, Pt. Lobos Marine Preserve

Mary Winfree, PoE/USANG

Phil Wyman, Former Central Valley Senator/Assemblyman

Paula Yang, Hmong Sisterhood

Garwin Yip, National Marine Fisheries Service

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Speakers at Committee's Meeting, January 24-29, 2010, University of California, Davis." National Research Council. 2010. A Scientific Assessment of Alternatives for Reducing Water Management Effects on Threatened and Endangered Fishes in California's Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12881.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Speakers at Committee's Meeting, January 24-29, 2010, University of California, Davis." National Research Council. 2010. A Scientific Assessment of Alternatives for Reducing Water Management Effects on Threatened and Endangered Fishes in California's Bay-Delta. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12881.
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California's Bay-Delta estuary is a biologically diverse estuarine ecosystem that plays a central role in the distribution of California's water from the state's wetter northern regions to its southern, arid, and populous cities and agricultural areas. Recently, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service required changes (reasonable and prudent alternatives, or RPAs) in water operations and related actions to avoid jeopardizing the continued existence and potential for recovery of threatened species of fish. Those changes have reduced the amount of water available for other uses, and the tensions that resulted have been exacerbated by recent dry years.

The complexity of the problem of the decline of the listed species and the difficulty of identifying viable solutions have led to disagreements, including concerns that some of the actions in the RPAs might be ineffective and might cause harm and economic disruptions to water users, and that some of the actions specified in the RPAs to help one or more of the listed species might harm others. In addition, some have suggested that the agencies might be able to meet their legal obligation to protect species with less economic disruptions to other water users.

The National Research Council examines the issue in the present volume to conclude that most of the actions proposed by two federal agencies to protect endangered and threatened fish species through water diversions in the California Bay-Delta are "scientifically justified." But less well-supported by scientific analyses is the basis for the specific environmental triggers that would indicate when to reduce the water diversions required by the actions.

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