“Hydraulic Fracturing in California”
Dr. Mark Nechodom,
Department of Conservation Director, will discuss the oil production method
commonly called fracking. NOTE: THIS TALK IS IN MARY STUART ROGERS CENTER ON
“Keeping Our Wells From Running Dry”
Petersen will discuss how groundwater recharge techniques could be used to
store more water thereby improving the water supply for the Central Valley.
November 22 “Climate
and Wildfires in the West”
Dr. Anthony Westerling of UC
Merced's Sierra Nevada Research Institute is a prominent specialist in the
study of Western wildfires and their expected impacts in a changing climate.
December 6 “Atmospheric
Rivers and Extreme Rainfall Events”
Geology professor Dr. S. Jeffery Underwood will discuss “atmospheric rivers”, what they are, how they have
affected California in the past, and how they may impact our future.