3 of 6: Groundwater and Life (CreekSpeak)
Join Putah Creek Council’s third CreekSpeak talk of 2012 on July 19, 2012.
The 7 PM talk at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave, will focus on ground water and how to protect it from pollution. CreekSpeak is Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region.
When you think of fresh water, you likely think of water that you can easily see--water that is on the surface of the earth and flows downhill in streams such as Putah Creek. Surface water in streams accounts for about 1/3 of 1% of the fresh water on the earth--a tiny fraction, indeed.
Join Dr. Thomas Harter to discuss 30% of the earth's fresh water--ground water. Ground water is hard to see and measure, but it's a critical water resource, especially in the Central Valley which relies heavily on ground water for residential drinking water and agricultural.
Dr. Harter is nationally renowned for his expertise in groundwater quality protection and management. His talk will cover topics such as the connection between surface and ground water, nitrates in groundwater and how they get there, disadvantaged communities, agriculture, individual food choices, and how ground water pollution impacts residents of Yolo County.
CreekSpeak talks are free to Putah Creek Council members and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested from those who have not-yet joined the Council.
Additional talks in 2012 will include: Changing a Channel, Changing a Community, Rich Marovich (August 20); Fish, Farms, and Flooding in the Yolo Bypass, Jacob Katz (September 20); Putah Creek Water Quality, Mike Deas (October 18).
Winters, CA 95694
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