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Delta Operations for Salmonids and Sturgeon (DOSS)
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Action IV.5 Formation of Delta Operations for Salmon and Sturgeon (DOSS) Technical Working Group
Objective: Create a technical advisory team that will provide recommendations to WOMT and NMFS on measures to reduce adverse effects of Delta operations of the CVP and SWP to salmonids and green sturgeon and will coordinate the work of the other technical teams.
Action: The DOSS group will be comprised of biologists, hydrologists, and other staff with relevant expertise from Reclamation, DWR, CDFG, USFWS, and NMFS. Invitations to EPA, USGS, and Regional Water Quality Board biologists will be extended to provide expertise on issues pertinent to Delta water quality, hydrology and environmental parameters. By October 1, 2009, Reclamation shall, jointly with NMFS, convene the DOSS working group. The working group will have biweekly phone conferences, or more frequently if necessary for real-time operations, and meet at least quarterly to discuss and review information related to project operations and fisheries issues. Either Reclamation or NMFS may call for a special meeting of the DOSS group if they deem it necessary.
The team will:
The DOSS team shall provide annual written reports to Reclamation, DWR, and NMFS, including a summary of major actions taken during the year to implement Action Suite IV of this RPA, an evaluation of their effectiveness, and recommendations for future actions. At the technical staff level, the working group will coordinate with the DAT, the SWG, and other workgroups to ensure coherent and consistent implementation of actions in the Delta. Every five years, the DOSS working group will produce a summary report of the previous five years of operations, actions taken, and the effectiveness of those actions in achieving the objectives of the Delta actions in this RPA. Included in this report will be recommendations for adaptive management changes consistent with the objectives of this RPA. The report will be provided to NMFS, Reclamation, DWR, CDFG and USFWS.
The DOSS group shall also provide a coordinating function for the other technical working groups, to assure that relevant information from all technical groups is considered in actions to implement this RPA.
Rationale: This RPA contains a series of measures to minimize adverse effects of project operations in the Delta. An interagency technical team is necessary to track implementation of these measures, recommend actions within the boundaries of the implementation procedures in this document, and to build expertise over time to recommend changes to Delta operations. Any significant changes to Operations will trigger re-initiation of this opinion.
Delta Operations for Salmonids and Sturgeon
National Marine Fisheries Service
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Russ Yaworsky, Josh Israel
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Roger Guinee, Leigh Bartoo, Craig Anderson
U.S. Geological Survey
California Department of Fish and Game
Joe Johnson, Robert Vincik, Bob Fujimura
California Department of Water Resources
Angela Llaban, Andy Chu
State Resources Control Board
Kari Kyler, Ann Snider
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
For fish monitoring data please go toCalfed Operations Group (maintained by DWR)