LESJWA invites public to Water Summit Apr. 18


The Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) invites the public to its Water Summit on Apr. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Diamond Club at Diamond (Storm) Stadium, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.: event begins at 10 a.m.

Registration is $30 and includes lunch. To register, contact Liselle DeGrave of DeGrave Communications at 951-764-0865 or liselle@degravepr.com.

The San Jacinto River subwatershed faces unique challenges that require action and agency collaboration to seek solutions for watershed management. The Lake Elsinore and Canyon Lake Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Task Force is an active partner in improving watershed challenges throughout the San Jacinto Watershed.

The Summit will feature information on how the TMDL Task Force has worked with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board to implement watershed monitoring, mitigation projects, modeling and a variety of other solutions to meet TMDL targets.

This year, the task force will complete critical revisions to the TMDLs that will impact the watershed. Therefore, LESJWA highly encourages the public to attend this event and learn more about these TMDLs and how these revisions may affect the watershed, starting in the San Jacinto Mountains, traveling downstream through Canyon Lake and eventually ending in Lake Elsinore.

In addition, attendees will learn about lake accomplishments and possible future activities; the Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage (LEAPS) Project, a proposed hydroelectric facility and future impacts of the TMDL on the watershed.

A panel session will be included with representatives from the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Western Riverside County Agricultural Coalition who will discuss how agencies are addressing TMDLs and improving their overall impact on water quality.