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Water resources meeting scheduled for Dec. 3

What: “Challenges and Efforts to Manage our Water Resources”

2nd Biennial Meeting on Water Resources in Tehama County and the Surrounding Northern Sacramento Valley Area

When: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., (Includes refreshments and lunch)

Where: Corning Veterans Hall, 1620 Solano Street, Corning, Calif., 90621

Program schedule

9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. – Welcome/Introduction (Moderator – Allan Fulton, Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension)

9:10 - 9:35 – The Basics of California Water Law, Daniel M. Dooley, University of California, Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources

9:35 - 10:00 – The Delta Vision: Update on Strategic Plan – Leo Winternitz, Chief Deputy Director, CALFED Bay Delta Authority

10:00 - 10:25 – Status of the 2009 Drought Water Bank – Theresa Geimer, Chief of the Water Supply and Transfer Branch, California Department of Water Resources

10:25 - 10:35 – Questions and discussion

10:35 - 10:45 – Break (refreshments)

10:45 - 11:50 – The Future of Water Resource Management in the Northern Sacramento Valley – Rick Massa, General Manager, Orland Unit Water Users Association; Jim Lowden, General Manager, Corning Water District; Brendon Flynn, Pacific Farms & Orchards, Inc.

11:50 - Noon – Questions and discussion

Noon - 1:00 p.m. – Tri-tip lunch (served by the Corning Exchange Club)

1:00 - 1:30 – Groundwater Aquifer Testing and Modeling: Tools to Help Understand How to Manage Water Resources – Thomas Harter, Groundwater Hydrogeologist, University of California Cooperative Extension, UC Davis

1:30 - 1:55 – Current Groundwater Conditions in the Northern Sacramento Valley and a Closer Look at Existing Well Infrastructure – Dan McManus, Chief, Groundwater Section, California Department of Water Resources, Northern District

1:55 - 2:20 – County and Multi-Party Efforts to Manage Water Resources in the Northern Sacramento Valley – Ernie Ohlin, Deputy Director Tehama County Public Works, Water Resources

2:20 - 2:45 Groundwater Trigger Levels and Awareness Actions for Tehama County – John Ayres, Hydrogeologist, Brown and Caldwell

2:45 - 3:00 – Questions, discussion and wrap-up

Call (530)-527-3101 for registration information.

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