The San Luis Obispo County Recharge Workgroup will hold a half-day workshop focused on the potential for using storm water to recharge groundwater supplies in the county.
The workshop takes place May 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo County Veteran's Hall, 801 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo.
There is no cost to attend but registration is required.
8:30 – 9 a.m. Check-in, coffee & pastries
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome, overview of recharge opportunities
9:10 – 9:25 Central Coast water conditions: recycled, storm water, stream flow
9:25 – 9:40 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
9:40 – 10 a.m. Examples of storm water capture in world agriculture
10:00 – 10:30 Recharge on agricultural lands
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:10 Potential for recharge on the Central Coast
11:10 – 11:30 Potential for recharge in San Luis Obispo County
11:30 – Noon Panel of practitioners:
- On-farm recharge basin
- Fox Hollow Reservoir
- Huer Huero as a regional example
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Summary audience participation – Next steps
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch, courtesy of the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau
This workshop is sponsored by the San Luis Obispo County Recharge Workgroup, whose members include representatives from the University of California Cooperative Extension, San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works, San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures, San Luis Obispo County Administrative Office, Coastal San Luis and Upper Salinas Las Tablas Resource Conservation Districts, and the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.