Performance measures translate programmatic goals and objectives into measurable indicators of progress towards implementing the Delta Plan and achieving the coequal goals. They are a vital part of the Delta Stewardship Council’s adaptive management approach to the Delta and provide decision-useful information for Delta stakeholders.
Measuring progress towards the implementation of the Delta Plan will help the Council determine the success of the Delta Plan. Performance measures also ensure proper use of adaptive management techniques in fine-tuning the Delta Plan.
The Council developed performance measures for the Delta Plan over multiple years with the help of state, federal, and local agencies, scientists, and stakeholders. Learn more about the different types of performance measures – administrative, output, and outcome – how they were selected, and why they are important.
In 2018, the Council adopted a refined set of performance measures to better track Delta Plan outputs and outcomes. The current Delta Plan performance measures are in Appendix E of the Delta Plan.
The Performance Measures Dashboard provides access to performance measure information and data and allows agencies involved with implementing the Delta Plan to view and track the status of output and outcome performance measures adopted by the Council in 2018. The broader goal of this dashboard is to share the science-based story behind each performance measure and highlight how each measure fits into the broader Delta landscape.
A print-out guide to the performance measures is available here.