California Drought: Sierra Nevada Watershed Crucial
AUBURN -- Water supplies in California are dependent upon the health and productivity of the Sierra Nevada watershed but local officials are not sure that this message is clear around the state.
The importance of local watershed was the subject of a presentation at Thursday's (July 3) meeting of the Placer County Water Agency Board of Directors.
Geologist and PCWA consultant Marie Davis screened a slide show that PCWA has been using to brief water industry and elected officials from around the region and state.
"The Sierra Nevada is the backbone of the state's water supply but there are still many people who are unaware of this," said Davis, who noted several things, including forest health, vegetation management and sedimentation, can affect water runoff and quality.
Davis and PCWA Director of Strategic Affairs Einar Maisch said state leaders need to recognize the value of the state's headwaters areas.
In other business, PCWA directors:
- heard a staff presentation on PCWA drought management. Through June, water use in PCWA service areas was below the agency's target levels but has been increasing in recent warm weather. "Our customers have been doing a very good job," said drought project manager Tony Firenzi. The agency continues to urge all customers to reduce usage by 10-20 percent until the drought is over.
- held a recognition ceremony for Canal Operations Supervisor Jamie Buland of the Field Services Division who is marking 30 years of PCWA employment this year.
The next regular board meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors will be held at 2 p.m. on July 17 at the PCWA Business Center, 144 Ferguson Road, in Auburn. PCWA board meetings are open to the public.
Information on PCWA board meetings may be obtained through the Clerk to the Board at (530) 823-4850 or (800) 464-0030. For drought updates and water conservation information, see www.pcwa.net.
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