PAST EVENTS: all inquiries should go to [email protected]. Bennett Valley Water Resources Update: A Review of Bennett Valley Groundwater Conditions & Regulatory Update

What: This is a free Grange and BVCA Community Event. No charge, and Open to the Public
Where: Bennett Valley Grange Hall, 4145 Grange Road, Santa Rosa, CA
When: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 6:30pm-8pm (doors open 6pm) Bennett Valley Grange
RSVP: [email protected]
Reservations recommended as seating is limited.

Are you concerned about the drought, and the future of our water supply? Ever wonder about the current groundwater conditions for Bennett Valley? Will there always be water when we turn on our taps?

Come out to see your neighbors and enjoy an informative briefing about our water resources in Bennett Valley from our local experts.

Marcus Trotta, Principal Hydrogeologist with Sonoma County Water Agency will be our speaker, along with Robert Pennington, Professional Geologist with County of Sonoma’s Permit Sonoma, Office of Planning and Natural Resources.

Marcus will provide an overview of the geologic history and geologic structure of Bennett Valley in unincorporated Sonoma County land, its current groundwater conditions and management. We’ll also hear from both Marcus and Robert on latest developments around both County and State regulations that may impact Bennett Valley and private well owners in the future. There will be time for Q&A at end of program.

Marcus Trotta
Marcus is Principal Hydrogeologist with Sonoma County Water Agency. Marcus received his B.S. in Geology from University of California Davis and has been a specialist in Hydrogeology professionally since 1995. Marcus has been the technical lead for both the Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agencies.

Robert Pennington
Robert is a Professional Geologist at with Permit Sonoma’s Natural Resources Division. Robert received a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from University of California Santa Barbara, and M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from Oregon State University. His professional experience and expertise is in hydrology and hydrogeology. As a geologist for the County, Robert’s responsibilities are quite diverse, but principally include (1) environmental review of impacts to groundwater resources, and (2) water resources policy development.

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