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Agricultural Water Management – Developing A Farm Flood Plan

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free
flooding Snoqualmie Valley near Duvall

For Western Washington farmers, the never-ending challenge of water: having too much when you don’t want it and/or not having enough when you need it are top of the list issues. From flooding to questionable water rights, anyone trying to make a living from the land can face these water-centric challenges and more. As with so many things, the less you know, the more it will cost you later.

To help address these challenges, WSU King County Extension, Snoqualmie Watershed Improvement District, King Conservation District, and King County is sponsoring a workshop on Developing a Farm Flood Plan. Location is the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, WA.

Agriculture Water Management — Developing a Farm Flood Plan  – Monday, October 15, 2018 6:30-9:30pm

Increased flooding, climate change, development, even increasing beaver populations all have a direct impact on farmers ability to farm in King County. Learn what you can do to manage excess water on your farm. Topics covered include drainage strategies, tiling, beaver controls, obtaining hydraulic permits, and a discussion of King County’s Agricultural Drainage Assistance Program (ADAP). Speakers include representatives from Snoqualmie Watershed Improvement District, King County, and others.

In addition, the nonprofit SVPA will provide a demo of their Floodzilla 2.0 flood monitoring project which involves blanketing the valley with remote sensors to provide real-time information about flood levels on the Snoqualmie River.

Registration

The workshop is free; however, we ask that you pre-register to ensure we have enough resources available for all attendees. Register online at AgWater.EventBrite.com. For more information, contact Kate Ryan kate.ryan@wsu.edu, (425) 357-6024.

Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension Office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kevin Wright, 1000 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Ste. 140, Renton, WA 98057-5207 (206) 263-1919 wrightkc@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
AgWater.EventBrite.com

Organizer

Kate Ryan
Phone:
(425) 357-6024
Email:
kate.ryan@wsu.edu

Venue

Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Ave
Carnation, WA 98014 United States
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Phone:
(425) 333-4152
Website:
https://snovalleysenior.org/