Water forum to be held in Carson City | NevadaAppeal.com

Water forum to be held in Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report

A two-day free public forum will focus on the Carson River watershed.

The Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) and Carson River Coalition are hosting the event Feb. 22-23 at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center.

On the first day, starting at 9 a.m., speakers will discuss floodplain, meadow restoration, flooding and other topics.

Speakers include Ed James, general manager, and Brenda Hunt, program manager, with CWSD; ranchers Valerie Gordon and Devere Dressler, Ace Hereford Ranch; and John Cobourn, water specialist, University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension.

On Feb. 23, more than a dozen speakers from Carson City and Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties as well as the U.S. Geological Service will cover the Carson City Open Space program, Virginia City wastewater improvement project, the future of the Newlands Project and other issues.

A full-day bus tour of mercury superfund sites that kicks off the forum on Feb. 21 is already full.

To register for the forum, go online to carson2017.eventbrite.com or contact Shane Fryer at 887-9005 or shane@cwsd.org.

The Carson City Community Center is located at 851 E. William St.