The September membership meeting for the Coastside Democratic Club was a look at the issues around water on the Coastside. Held at the lovely Klein home in El Granada, two excellent speakers provided thought-provoking information for Club members in attendance.
Kellyx Nelson, Executive Director of the Resource Conservation District, spoke about the RCD and its programs and services to the Coastside community. The RCD is a special district that provides assistance to private and public landowners wishing to best manage their natural resources. The RCD helps the Coastside be resilient to drought, flooding, and climate change as well as working to restore habitat for wildlife, to improve water quality, and more.
Cathleen Brennan, Water Resources Analyst with the Coastside County Water District. She began by explaining how her agency functions, and then talked about the current drought, mandatory water conservation, alternative water supplies and El Nino. She went into some detail about alternative water supplies, including talking about groundwater, graywater, recycled water, storm water catchment and backflow prevention. There were many questions and comments from the audience.