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Get Ahead or Get Parched! Six Ways to Survive the Drought - South Lake Tahoe

For landscape irrigation managers.
When Jun 05, 2015
from 07:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Lake Tahoe Community College, 1 College Way, South Lake Tahoe
Contact Name
Contact Phone 530-752-6642
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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the University of California are collaborating on this workshop on managing landscapes during drought, designed for landscape irrigation managers. The workshop features indoor presentations with accompanying outdoor demonstrations. Additional complementary resources will be provided to all attendees after the event. Certificates of attendance are available for attendees who wish to sign up for Irrigation Association or PLANET CEUs. Also included - 3 hours continuing education “Other” credits from DPR. Tahoe Flyer 5.26.15

Refreshments courtesy of Hunter Industries.


  • Understanding precipitation rates (PR) to mitigate water and pesticide runoff.
  • Improving sprinkler distribution uniformity (DU) to reduce water use
  • Improving controller programs during mandatory water restrictions
  • Determining application rates and PR of drip/micro irrigation
  • Understanding soils to reduce runoff or deep percolation
  • Understanding water meters to improve irrigation during drought



Welcome         Donielle Morse, South Tahoe Public Utility District
California Drought Update Sergio Fierro, CA Department of Water Resources
Local Water Update Richard Solbrig, South Tahoe Public Utility District
Irrigation Management & Field Exercises Jim Borneman, Ewing Irrigation Products
Resource Information Jennifer Cressy, Tahoe Resource Conservation District
Irrigation Management for Urban Trees William Probst, Abor Care Organics

Workshop Handouts