Public invited to learn about Delta water flows

A public workshop Tuesday in West Sacramento will help illuminate some of the complicated connections between freshwater flows in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and landscape conditions as far away as the Sierra Nevada crest.

The event, hosted by the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, a state agency, will discuss how local watersheds in the Sierra Nevada contribute to a healthy ecosystem in the downstream Delta. The workshop will focus on current efforts to maintain flows in Delta tributary watersheds and to improve and maintain riverine ecosystems of the Delta.

Other topics include the role of the Clean Water Act, a federal law, the state’s role in setting instream flow requirements to ensure a healthy aquatic environment, and effects on water users.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium of California Department of General Services Ziggurat Building, 707 Third St., West Sacramento. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required by visiting www.deltaconservancy.ca.gov or by contacting Ian MacLeod at Ian.MacLeod@deltaconservancy.ca.gov or (916) 376-4023.

Call The Bee’s Matt Weiser at (916) 321-1264. Follow him on Twitter @matt_weiser.