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Get Ahead or Get Parched: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara

When Apr 25, 2014
from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Veterans Memorial Hall 801 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Contact Phone (530)752-6642
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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the University of California are collaborating to bring you the second workshop in our series 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.


  • Understanding precipitation rates (PR) to reduce runoff
  • Improving sprinkler distribution uniformity (DU) to reduce water useRoseville Flyer
  • 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         Marty Settevendemie, County of San Luis Obispo Drought Task Force
California Drought Update Julie Saare-Edmonds, CA Department of Water Resources
Local Water Supply Update John Diodati, San Luis Obispo County Public Works
Irrigation Management & Field Exercises Jim Borneman, Tom Noonan, Kurt Elvert, and Jaime Bayona, Ewing Irrigation Products
Resource Information Jamie Hendrickson, Atascadero Mutual Water Company
Irrigation Management for Urban Trees Anthony Whipple, San Luis Obispo City Arborist


Water Rate Handouts