Impact, Forecast, & Planning
Topic: Three main sources of water sustain California – mountain snowpack, water stored in reservoirs and water pumped from underground aquifers. All are connected, and when the Governor declared a drought emergency on January 17, 2014, all three had been depleted by an extended dry period. The Sierra Nevada snowpack stood at 14 percent of normal for the date. The state's two biggest reservoirs held less than 40 percent of their capacity, and aquifer levels from Siskiyou County to San Diego County were in decline.
Calendar Year 2014 was California's driest year in records dating to the 1800s, and water conditions four months into a new water year (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015) suggest the state's drought is pushing into its fourth consecutive year. In most years, California receives about half of its precipitation in the months of December, January and February, with much of that precipitation falling as snow in the Sierra Nevada Range, but so far, snowfall has been far below normal.
- Cathy Green, President, Orange County Water District Board of Directors, Div. 6 (link to bio)
- Andre Villasenor, Sustainability Coordinator, U.S. EPA (link to bio)
- Cher Snyder, SCAQMD Sr. Enforcement Mgr. - Cher will present the Agency's Proposed Emergency Drought Management & Water Conservation Plan.
- Michael Palazzola, OC CUPA Hazardous Waste Specialist
- Herman Jett, Cal-OSHA Consultation
Employees of Member Companies/Agencies: $35, if registered by 3/16/2015 (noon) or $40 at the door without advance payment
Non-members: $55 if registered by 3/16/2015 (noon) or $60 at the Door Without advance payment.
Space is limited! We encourage advance registration and payment.
To purchase event ticket online, click the "Register" button to the left to purchase ticket(s). OR download, complete and mail the meeting registration form, with payment to IEC/OC. (click: Meeting Notice 3/19/15)
Fine Print: Cancelled Reservations must be received by Noon on 3/16/2015. Late Cancellations cannot be refunded. Unpaid “No Shows” will be billed and must be paid.
Atrium Hotel (across from John Wayne Airport)
18700 McArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612
Hotel Tel: (949) 833-2770(949) 833-2770
Registration: 11:45 a.m.
Lunch and Program: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.