Survey responses due February 8, 2019.
 
The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) is conducting a five-year review of its Delta Plan. As part of this review the Council is seeking the perspectives of those with an interest in the Plan. Survey responses will be combined with the responses of others and used to help inform and guide the direction of the Council’s planning and implementation activities for the Delta Plan over the next five years.

Your participation in the survey will assist the Council in evaluating the effectiveness of the Plan in achieving its co-equal goals to provide a more reliable water supply for California and to protect, restore, and enhance the Delta ecosystem in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as an evolving place.

The survey is divided into two parts. The first part includes 13 mostly multiple-choice questions and is estimated to take less than five (5) minutes to complete. The survey is asking for your opinions and experience. No additional research or reference to other materials is needed. Your first response is likely the best.  The second part of the survey is optional and asks for more in-depth responses. For this section you may wish to refer to the Delta Plan and supporting materials. You may start and return to the survey as many times as needed as long as you are using the same computer until the survey closes on February 8, 2019.    

If you would like to provide specific comments on Delta Plan Chapters, you may also participate in a second survey just on that topic at Delta Plan Chapter Survey.

Survey results will be compiled and analyzed for overall trends and shared at a Delta Stewardship Council public meeting anticipated to occur in March 2019.  Questions or comments may be directed to deltaplanfiveyearreview@deltacouncil.ca.gov.

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* 1. Tell us a little about you. How would you characterize your role as it relates to the Delta? (Check all that apply.)

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* 2. How would you describe your previous interactions with the Delta Stewardship Council? (Select all that apply.)

On a scale from 1 (never heard of) to 5 (extremely familiar), please rate how familiar you are with each Delta concept.  By familiarity, we mean how often you have referenced or encountered the concepts. The more you know about it,  the higher you would rate it. The less you know about it, the lower you would rate it. If you have never heard of it, select 1 (Not at all Familiar).

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* 3. The coequal goals for the Delta.

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* 4. Direction to protect and enhance the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place.

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* 5. The content of the Delta Plan.

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* 6. Specific Delta Plan policies and recommendations that affect your agency or organization.

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* 7. Responsibilities of the Delta Stewardship Council.

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* 8. Delta Stewardship Council’s covered action/consistency determination process.

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* 9. The Delta Stewardship Council’s authority and responsibilities with respect to flood protection in the Delta.

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Coequal goals is defined as “the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)

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* 10. The Delta Stewardship Council was created by legislation to achieve the State mandated coequal goals for the Delta. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

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The Delta Plan is an effective long-term management plan for achieving the coequal goals.
The Delta Plan presents a clear vision for the Delta.
The role of the Delta Stewardship Council is well defined.
The Delta Stewardship Council is effectively coordinating implementation efforts of the Delta Plan.
 Conditions in the Delta have improved since the adoption of the Delta Plan in 2013.
 The Delta Stewardship Council and Delta Plan support adaptive management in the Delta.
The Delta Stewardship Council incorporates the use of best-available science into its decision-making or policy development process.
The Performance Measures being tracked by the Delta Stewardship Council provide a useful reporting tool to track Delta Plan implementation progress.

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* 11. To what extent are the Delta Plan strategies and related policies and recommendations in the Delta Plan supportive of your agency or organization’s work on the Delta?

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* 12. What, in your opinion, are the top one to three factors or issues that are the biggest barriers to achieving the coequal goals? 

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* 13. Please provide suggestions on how the role of the Delta Stewardship Council could be strengthened or changed to support the coequal goals and vision for the Delta.

 
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