Information to Flow in ‘Water 101’ Workshop

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What: California Water 101

When: Sep 8, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: McConnell Foundation headquarters
800 Shasta View Drive

What many say is the most important issue in California’s future is the focus of a free workshop, “California Water 101,” offered on Wednesday, September 8.

The 2 1/2-hour program is open to the public and will explore a wide range of topics of critical importance to anyone involved in water delivery, conservation, agriculture or municipal services. It will run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McConnell Foundation headquarters, 800 Shasta View Drive, in Redding.

The workshop is being sponsored by a coalition of north state water purveyors and related agencies, including the City of Redding, Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District, Bella Vista Water District, Redding Area Water Council, and others.

Among the areas discussed will be:

— An introduction to water rights and distribution, including legal aspects.

— Explanation of the role of the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project.

— Basic information on groundwater, including basins, recharging, and monitoring.

— Role of water policy and fish migration.

— Local perspectives on water delivery, use, and conservation.

The program will include about 90 minutes of informative speakers and 60 minutes devoted to questions. In addition, various groups will staff booths with information about water-related issues.

Interested participants should register with Kathryn Gibbs at CH2M Hill at 229-3287 or kathryn.gibbs@ch2m.com. For questions or additional information, contact Pam Clackler, City of Redding Water Conservation Specialist, at 224-6032.

A second program, “Integrating Water Interests: The Future of California Water,” will be offered on October 13 at McConnell Foundation. Speakers at that workshop will explain the role of the Sacramento River Delta in water distribution and the relationship between Northern and Southern California as it affects water supply.

-from City of Redding press release

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