The recording and fact sheet have been posted for the webinar: The American River Basin Study: Climate Change Impacts and Strategies for Addressing the Weather Extremes that Threaten our Water Supplies, Flood Protection and Environment, a special virtual briefing for policymakers and decision-makers, recorded on September 21, 2022.
Local experts explored findings in the American River Basin Study, which both paints a dire picture of climate change’s projected impacts on water supply, water quality, ecological resilience, and critical habitat within the American River Basin, as well as identifies six strategies to help the Sacramento region adapt to the projected weather extremes and changes in precipitation patterns.
Welcome by Congresswoman Doris Matsui
The American River Basin Study: Climate Impacts and Adaption
Andy Fecko, General Manager, Placer County Water Agency, lead local agency for the study
Developing a 21st-Century Water System for the American River Region
Utilizing the Reservoir Under Our Feet: Innovative Groundwater Banking for Dry Days
Jim Peifer, Executive Director, Regional Water Authority
Increasing Flood Protection with Enhanced Weather Forecasting and Reservoir Operation
Gary Bardini, Director of Planning, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
Alder Creek Reservoir: Upper Watershed Storage to Improve Water Reliability in the Foothills
Ken Payne, General Manager, El Dorado Water Agency
Regional Collaboration and Climate Resiliency to Benefit California
Robert Dugan, Director, Placer County Water Agency
Questions from the Audience
You can find the fact sheet here.
You can find a link to the recording here.
You can find a link to the PowerPoint presentation slides here.
You can find the complete Basin Study here.