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Hear about Putah Creek at Davis talk

By From page A12 | October 18, 2012

Putah Creek Council invites the community to attend the final CreekSpeak talk of 2012 on Thursday. The six-month series focused on the nature, culture and history of the region.

The 7 p.m. talk in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis, will discuss the current state of Putah Creek, and beneficial outcomes of many years of protection and enhancement of the creek. The creek ran dry during drought years in the early 1990s, and a local coalition led by the Putah Creek Council fought to bring water back to the creek.

The speaker will be Mike Deas, owner of Watercourse Engineering in Davis, is a recognized expert on water quality issues in Northern California and Central Valley systems. Deas will explain all the benefits of year-round flows in Putah Creek, including complex wildlife interactions, strong local populations and pollution dilution.

CreekSpeak talks are free to Putah Creek Council members and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested from those who have not yet joined the council.

Enterprise staff

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