Brown Bag Seminar Series

The implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires the development of new data, analyses and programs. Understanding how these are developed and how they fit in the evolving SGMA world is critical for public engagement and sound decision-making. Many of these topics are highly technical in nature. Often regularly scheduled meetings do not afford an adequate amount of time for an in-depth presentation and discussion of key topics. To enhance the opportunity to learn about various topics, the Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation is initiating a Brown Bag Seminar Series. The Brown Bag Seminar Series will provide a forum to present specific SGMA related topics and the opportunity for community dialogue. We hope that local agency board members, advisory committee members and the general public will find added value in this opportunity. The seminars will usually be held during the lunch hour and will be recorded for future viewing.


NameDateLink / RecordingPresentations
Recharge Panel: Regional Efforts to get Water in the GroundAugust 23, 2023Recharge Panel VideoJoe Turner, Geosyntec
Jenny Scheer, Water & Land Solutions
Ryan Fulton, Larry Walker Associates
Kristin Sicke, Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO)May 3, 2023
Noon to 1:00 pm
FIRO Video

Current Status and Update on Voluntary Agreements in the Sacramento ValleyMarch 29, 2023
Noon to 1:30 pm
Voluntary Agreements Seminar VideoVoluntary Agreements in the Sacramento Valley Presentation by Thad Bettner (PDF)
Agricultural Irrigation Efficiency StudyJune 16, 2022
Noon to 1:30 pm
Agricultural Irrigation Efficiency Study Video on YouTubeAg Irrigation Efficiency Study Report (PDF)
Drought Impacts Analysis Study Report OverviewJune 1, 2022
Noon to 1:30 pm
Drought Impacts Analysis Study Report Overview Video on YouTube
The Butte County Airborne Electromagnetic Method (AEM) Pilot ProjectJune 28, 2021
11 am to 12:30 pm
AEM Pilot Project Video (MP4)

Framing the AEM Pilot Project to Better Understand Butte County Aquifer Systems (PDF)

Perspectives on Butte County Land Use ChangesMarch 10, 2021
Noon to 1:30 pm
Perspectives on Butte County Land Use Changes Video on YouTube