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WaterTalks: Workshop focuses on summer irrigation

Feb 2nd, 2017 | Category: News

LYNDEN – Irrigation is essential for agriculture in western Washington during the dry summer months. Groundwater is a common source of irrigation requiring that landowners understand the mechanics of a well, pumps, and meters. In its fourth year, WaterTalks is a workshop that focuses on water issues in western Washington geared towards agriculture producers, policymakers, industry support personnel, and the public. This four-hour workshop,on Wednesday, Feb. 22, will focus on water rights, the hydrogeology of western Whatcom County, well inspection/maintenance, pump efficiency, and flow meters. Five expert speakers will cover these topics and will be available to answer your questions. The workshop will be held at WaterTec, 177 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Lynden. Registration and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is provided. To view a complete agenda, and to register online, see http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/edu/watertalks. For more information, contact Chris Benedict at chrisbenedict@wsu.edu.

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