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April Update: The El Nino Effect—California Water, Snow Pack and Drought

Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Patrick Koepele, Executive Director, Tuolumne River Trust

Peter Drekmeier, Policy Director, Tuolumne River Trust

Join Michael Carlin, COO of San Francisco PUC Water and Power, Patrick Koepele and Peter Drekmeier, executive director and policy director respectively of the Tuolumne River Trust, for an end-of-April 2016 report on what has happened with El Nino, the weather and the snow pack, as well as the continuing effects of the Yosemite Rim Fire to ease drought problems and bring water and growth cycles much needed in California at large and the Bay Area and the Central Valley specifically.

Our speakers have extensive experience in the history and currency of California land, rivers, coastal areas and mountains as well as our urban areas, rivers and agriculture. What do we know from science, projected demands and expectations and forecasts for California water now and in the future?