Sierra Streams Institute Science Speaker Series to Discuss Sediment, Mercury in Creeks, Reservoirs

Streams Institute and Sierra College will host a discussion “Sediment and Mercury Loads from Creeks to Reservoirs: A Golden Opportunity,” a presentation by Dr. Carrie Monahan, science director at The Sierra Fund, on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Monahan will speak about the impact of mercury in waterways as a result of hydraulic and hard-rock mining. During the California Gold Rush era, over 10 million pounds of mercury were used in mining, and it is estimated that 10-30 percent of liquid mercury was lost to the environment, according to a news release. (read more)

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Greg Harvey has been selected as the Board’s Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief, effective July 1, 2019. Greg has over 18 years of experience in the engineering field and has been with the Board since 2017. Since that time, Greg has played an active role in the coordination with key agencies for the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update, managed multiple flood system improvement projects, and acted as PIC Branch Supervisor for nine months. Congratulations, Greg!