Meeting of the Drought Resilience Interagency & Partners (DRIP) Collaborative – April 6, 2023


Join the Department of Water Resources for the first Drought Resilience Interagency & Partners (DRIP) Collaborative meeting. Members of the public will be able to observe the meeting and provide public comments in-person at the meeting location or remotely. Remote participation will be conducted via a web-based videoconferencing service called Zoom. Registration is not required to provide public comments. Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting can do so by joining on Zoom ( For more information visit


Alternatively, members of the public can offer verbal comments by telephone by calling one of the numbers below:

(669) 444-9171

(669) 900-6833

Webinar ID: 893 0486 3093 


The meeting will be webcast live at: Individuals who only want to watch or listen should use this option as it preserves interactive meeting resources for those who are commenting on items. Zoom streaming will begin at 1 PM.

Meeting Location:

California Natural Resources Headquarter Building, 715 P Street, Auditorium, Sacramento, CA, 95814


1. [12:30-1:00 PM] Meet and Greet (available in person only)

2. [1:00PM] Call to Order

3. Opening Remarks

4. Roll Call/Introduction of DRIP Collaborative & Members

5. 2023 Hydrology Update

State agency staff will brief the DRIP Collaborative on the current and projected surface water, snowpack, and groundwater conditions to anticipate near-term drought response needs proactively.

6. 2023 Drought Perspectives

Presenters will share what drought means to them, the challenges they face and the solutions they suggest. The Collaborative will hear from various speakers with different regional on-the-ground perspectives on what actions/preparations are underway for the upcoming drier summer months. The panel will be followed by Collaborative member questions, answers, and discussion.

7. DRIP Collaborative Visioning Discussion

The DRIP Collaborative members will engage in a visioning discussion to identify the critical topics that the Collaborative would like to address during the first two-year term (2023 through 2024). The discussion will help identify top drought-related priorities, identify topics for future meeting discussions, and develop a framework for how to build upon current drought actions, identify challenges or barriers, and seek opportunities to develop shared solutions.

8. General Public Comment

The Collaborative offers an opportunity for the public to address the Collaborative on items of interest that are within the Collaborative’s scope. If you wish to give comment, please notify the meeting moderator. Prior to making your comments, please state your name for the record and identify any group or organization you represent. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the Council, the Chair may establish specific time limits on presentations.

9. Next Steps

10. Closing and Meeting Adjourned


Additional Notes for the Public

Written comments regarding specific items on this agenda will be provided to the Collaborative Members as part of their meeting packets if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023. Written comments can be submitted to Staff will make every effort to provide comments received after this deadline electronically, but we cannot make any guarantees. Comments received by the DRIP Collaborative related to meeting agenda items will not be edited and will be posted to the DRIP Collaborative's webpage ( in their entirety.



The DRIP Collaborative meeting location and Zoom option is accessible to people with disabilities. Any person who requires special assistance to participate in the meeting, wishes to request this notice or other meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, which would enable that person to participate at the meeting must make that request at least 7 days prior to the meeting date by contacting DRIP Collaborative Staff at the Department of Water Resources at or calling at (916) 612-4371.