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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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!