Drought and the Delta
Free Oct. 25 Briefing in Stockton
Five years of drought have severely taxed California’s rivers, reservoirs and groundwater. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – the hub of California’s water supply, an agricultural center and a crucial ecological resource – hasn’t been immune from the impacts of the prolonged drought.
At this free one-day briefing in Stockton on Oct. 25, keynote speaker Jay Lund, Director of the UC Center for Watershed Sciences, and other experts will discuss the drought’s effects on the Delta.
Other confirmed speakers include Delta Watermaster Michael Patrick George, Michelle Banonis, Manager of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Bay-Delta Office, Michael Dettinger, senior scientist and research hydrologist at USGS, and Peter Moyle, one of the foremost experts on California’s freshwater fish.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Drought and the Delta smelt and Chinook salmon
- Drought and the Delta ecosystem
- Drought and Delta water quality
- Drought and Delta farming/water supply impacts
The briefing is cosponsored by the Water Education Foundation and the Delta Conservancy will be held at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 525 N Center Street.
This briefing is for water district managers and board members, state and federal agency officials, city and county government officials, farmers, environmentalists, attorneys, consultants, engineers, business executives and public interest groups.
Event check-in will begin at 9 a.m. with the first presentation at 9:30. The event will adjourn at 4 p.m.
Attendance is free but you must sign up by clicking the orange button above.
525 N. Center Street