Ground and Surface Water Forum planned for Butte County Thursday

May 17, 2014 3:35 PM

Butte County, the City of Chico, and AquAlliance are teaming up to host a public groundwater forum … updating state and local ground water monitoring, surface water supplies, and the challenges and opportunities surrounding our water resources.

According to a joint news release the main feature of the program will be information about the current groundwater conditions compiled from more than 100 wells monitored on a quarterly basis.

Speakers will present historical, political, and policy perspectives from the vantage point of local government, agricultural surface water districts, groundwater dependent farmers, and non-governmental organizations.

Speakers include:
• Paul Gosselin, Director of the Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation
• Christina Buck, PhD., Water Resource Scientist for Butte County
• Bryce Lundberg, Lundberg Family Farms and Thad Bettner, Glenn Colusa Irrigation District
• Barbara Vlamis, AquAlliance
• Ed McLaughlin, former Butte County Supervisor and Durham farmer

The Butte County Ground Water Forum takes place Thursday, May 22, 2014. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chico City Council Chambers.
For more information contact AquAlliance Executive Director Barbara Vlamis at (530) 895-9420, , or Paul Gosselin, Director of Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation at (530) 538-4343,


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