For Immediate Release: April 9th, 2015
Meadow Fitton, California Trout 530.859.1411
How will the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act change groundwater management in California? What is the basic groundwater science of the volcanic Northern California Cascade region?
California Trout invites the public to an educational Water Talks presentation, “New Groundwater Policy and Regional Science” on Thursday April 30th 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum located at 1 North Old Stage Road in Mt. Shasta. The program is free and open to everyone.
“New Groundwater Policy and Regional Science” will feature presentations from:
“The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act reflects significant change in how California will manage its groundwater resources,” said Mary Randall, Regional Coordinator from CA Department of Water Resources Northern Region Office. “I will present an overview the new legislation, how it differs from what we had before, and how it applies to the Mount Shasta Region,” she said.
Lee Davisson is author to many studies on the Mount Shasta, Medicine Lake, and Lassen volcanoes. “I will review what is known about the unique volcanic hydrogeology of the Northern California Cascade region,” he said.
Ate Visser, hydrogeologist and part of the Environmental Radiochemistry Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory specializes in developing new methods to test the age and transport of groundwater. “Environmental tracers give a unique perspective on the residence times and storage capacity and sustainability of hydrological systems.” he said. “I will also present the study we are conducting this year for the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment program on Mount Shasta springs and groundwater,” he continued.
Attendees can expect to come away with a better understanding of how the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act applies to volcanic aquifers in the region, and what groundwater science would help scientists better understand the region’s ground and spring water supply.
Water Talks are an ongoing series of informational and educational presentations with local and regional experts sharing their knowledge with the public on a range of water related topics. The purpose of Water Talks is to provide a place to learn about water related topics. Water Talks is a project of California Trout. California Trout is a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeking workable solutions for fisheries restoration throughout California.” For more information contact Meadow Fitton, California Trout Water Education Consultant at email@example.com or visit www.californiawatertalks.org