MENDOCINO COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
Ukiah, California: May 15, 2015
MENDOCINO COUNTY WATER AGENCY TO HOLD DISCUSSION ON GROUNDWATER 101
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the Mendocino County Water Agency and the University of California Cooperative Extension Service will hold an educational forum on groundwater. The presenter, Thomas Harter, is a Hydrologist with the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis. Mr. Harter will give an overview on the facts of groundwater, provide details on current legislation and deadlines in order to understand future implications.
“It is very important for everyone to stay engaged in this process within the Ukiah Valley, especially water managers, as it is the only groundwater basin presently in Mendocino County that falls under the mandate of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014” stated First District Supervisor Carre Brown, who also chairs the Mendocino County Water Agency Board of Directors. “However, others throughout the County may want to take advantage of Mr. Harter’s excellent presentation to understand their own groundwater basins.”
Members of the public are encouraged to attend this meeting. The discussion will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 1070, 501 Low Gap Road, in Ukiah. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive up-to-date information.
There will also be further discussion on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014. At the last meeting, held on March 26, participants were asked to take information back to their constituency, or local governing bodies, for discussion and to develop a recommendation for the creation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA).
For more information, or to reserve a spot, please contact Jason Claunch at the Mendocino County Executive Office at (707) 463-4441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 pm
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1070, Ukiah, CA 95482
Sponsored by: Mendocino County Water Agency and the University of California
Cooperative Extension Service, Mendocino County
PRESENTER: Mr. Thomas Harter, Hydrologist, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis
Welcome & Opening Remarks – Ms. Carmel Angelo, General Manager, Mendocino County Water Agency & Mendocino County CEO
Introduction of Speakers – Mendocino County Supervisor Carre Brown, First District
Update on the Ukiah Valley Basin Reporting for the California Statewide Groundwater
Elevation Monitoring Program (CASGEM) – Ms. Deborah Stanger Edelman, Mendocino County
Resource Conservation District
Groundwater Overview – Mr. Thomas Harter, University of California, Davis
Groundwater Q & A
Next steps & the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) – Mendocino County
Supervisor Carre Brown, First District
Closing Remarks – UCCE County Director Greg Giusti