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Bennett Valley water resources presentation slated

Review of Bennett Valley groundwater conditions and regulatory update on tap
Bennett Valley water resources presentation slated


by Moira Jacobs, Director of Programs, Bennett Valley Grange

Concerns about the drought and water resources leave many wondering about the future of our water supply. What is the state of our groundwater in Bennett Valley? Have you or any of your neighbors experienced a well going dry? Which state and county policies and regulations currently being explored might impact your private well?

The Bennett Valley Grange, in

partnership with A water tank in Bennett Valley,

the Bennett Valley Community Association (BVCA), is holding a free community event on Tuesday Oct. 25, which aims to address these questions and more.

The event will feature an informative briefing about water resources in Bennett Valley from our local experts. Marcus Trotta, the principal hydrogeologist with the Sonoma County Water Agency, will be the main speaker, along with Robert Pennington, professional geologist with Permit Sonomas Office of Planning and Natural Resources.

Trotta will provide an overview of the geologic history and geologic structure of unincorporated Bennett Valley, its current groundwater conditions, and management. Attendees will also hear from both Trotta and Pennington on the 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 the end of the program.

The event will be held at the historic Bennett Valley Grange, 4145 Grange Rd., on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Visit for more information. Reservations are encouraged as seating may be limited. RSVP at [email protected] mailto:[email protected]

Source: Moira Jacobs