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Salem City Club presents: Wildfire, Water and Salem: What's Coming Downstream?
Name: Salem City Club presents: Wildfire, Water and Salem: What's Coming Downstream?
Date: January 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Join us to hear what engineers have learned about this problem both locally and in other states, and what Salem is doing to protect the water we drink. This will involve a broad overview of the wildfire issue as it applies to the Pacific Northwest and California along with a review focused on the Willamette Valley and Santiam watersheds. The current status of Salem's water supplies and our new ozone water purification facility will be discussed; in light of the wildfire, the latter is a very important upgrade to our system. Finally, there will be an overview of the water-related jurisdictional and political agreements we have with the multiple communities in the Santiam watershed. The canyon wildfire highlights the need to ensure that they are working well. Our panel speakers include: Jude Grounds, Lacey Goeres-Priest and Chris Hoy.