The goal of the Tribal Advisory Committee (AC) is to create a forum where California Native American Tribes and organizations can help to develop the material in the California Water Plan Update 2013 and ensure Tribal perspectives on land, water, and culture are included in those materials. Coordination between the Tribal AC, the State Agency Steering Committee, and Federal Agency Network is the next step to developing policy recommendations and strategies that are responsive to the water concerns of California Tribal communities and governments.
In November 2010, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) extended invitations to Tribes and Tribal organizations to join the Tribal AC.
Public Review Draft (PRD) Volume 2 released! California Water Plan Update 2013 Volume 2, Regional Reports, is for review and comment. Volume 2 includes reports on 10 hydrologic regions and 2 areas of interest. The public comment period is 45 days. Comment deadline is December 9, 2013.
Flyer (pdf) PRD Webpage
Public Review Draft (PRD) Volume 3 released! California Water Plan Update 2013 Volume 3, Resource Managment Strategies, is for review and comment. Volume 3 includes 30 water managment options to acheive multiple benefits. The public comment period is 45 days. Comment deadline December 2, 2013.
Flyer (pdf) PRD Webpage
Public Review Draft (PRD) Volume 1 released! California Water Plan Update 2013 Volume 1 is for review and comment. Volume 1 is Update 2013 Strategic Plan and includes an Executive Summary. The public comment period is 45 days. Comment deadline November 18, 2013.
Flyer (pdf) PRD Webpage
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Thank you for your attendance and participation at the California Water Plan Plenary last month. Click here to view Plenary meeting materials.
December 10, 2013 BDCP Tribal Information Session-- California Secretary of the State Building, 1500 11th Street -- At the 2013Tribal Water Summit, Tribal representatives requested an information session regarding the Bay Delta Cosnervation Plan. Click here for the official invitation, flyer and driving directions.
December 12, 2013 Tribal Advisory Committee meeting -- Sacramento, Center for Collaborative Policy, 815 S Street
LINK TO California Water Plan Update 2013 Meetings and Materials
Also, see our meeting schedule for 2012-2013.
Due to State Executive Order B-06-011 Tribal AC meetings shall be in Sacramento, until further notice. Tribes or organizations interested in hosting satellite locations for teleconference/webinar meetings, please contact Stephanie Lucero, (916) 505-0177.
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Tribal AC Deliverables
Draft Tribal Communication Plan go final 12/12/2013 ()
NEW! Tribal AC Legislative Work Group - IRWM Report
This paper was developed by the Update 2013 Tribal Advisory Committee and does not reflect the views of DWR.
Tribal Water Summit 2013 (web page)
Strategic Framework Toolkit (in production)
Resources and Maps
NEW!!! Tribal Communities Vulnerability Matrix
In 2010 DWR Climate Program staff developed a Climate Change Vulnerability Matrix to assist regional water managers in assessing their potential vulnerabilities to climate change. Drawn from the California Adaptation Strategy and several other sources, this matrix provides a summary of the likely impacts of climate change on seven important resource sectors: water supply; agriculture; forests; ecosystems; public health and safety; infrastructure; and coastal resources. In response from the tribal community the Climate Program staff drafted this Tribal Communities Climate Change Vulnerability Matrix to assist tribal communities in identifying areas where they may be vulnerable to the anticipated impacts of climate change. This matrix also provides valuable information for regional water managers to improve their understanding of potential impacts to the tribal communities as their planning efforts move forward. Please send comments to Erin Chappell at email@example.com.
California State Government - Executive Branch
Tribal Engagement Plan (, 50 kb)
Early CA Laws and Policies Related to California Indians (, 1.9 MB)
CA Legislative Analyst's Office's Water Primer (, 3 MB)
Western States Water Council Resolution on Tribal Water (link)
Draft Integrated Regional Water Management Map with California Indian Trust Lands Overlay (, 6 MB)
CA Indian Trust Land and Groundwater Basins Map (, 8.2 MB)
California Indian Tribal Homelands and Trust Land Map - 24"x30" (, 10.0 MB)
CA Indian Trust and DWR Northern Region, 11x17" (.jpg, 4.1 MB)
CA Indian Trust and DWR North Central Region, 11x17" (.jpg, 4.1 MB)
CA Indian Trust and DWR South Central Region, 11x17" (.jpg, 3.6 MB)
CA Indian Trust and DWR Southern Region, 11x17" (.jpg, 3.8 MB)
Previous Tribal AC Meetings
Feb 25, 2011 -- 1st Tribal
May 05, 2011 -- Tribal
AC Meeting, Webinar
Oct 26-27, 2011 -- Plenary
Dec 09, 2011 -- Tribal AC Meeting
January 13, 2012 -- Tribal AC Teleconference (optional)
March 22, 2012 -- Tribal AC Meeting
June 08, 2012 -- Tribal AC Teleconference (optional)
July 12, 2012 -- Tribal AC Meeting
Aug. 23, 2012 -- Tribal AC Teleconference (optional)
Sept. 12-13, 2012 -- Plenary
Nov. 8, 2012 -- Tribal AC Meeting
Jan. 24, 2013 -- Tribal AC Meeting
June 6, 2013 -- meeting notes coming soon
Aug. 22, 2013 -- meeting notes coming soon
Questions or Comments about Tribal Communication:
Stephanie Lucero, J.D., LL.M.,
CA Water Plan Update 2013
CWP Tribal Liaison
Department of Water Resources
PO Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001