The Delta Sustainable Water Resources Task Force will hold two meetings in September to inform producers of ongoing and future activities to help address declining water levels in the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer. One meeting will be at the Clarksdale Country Club from 10:00 – 2:00 on September 26
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will present information on 2016 water use, compliance with permit requirements to implement irrigation efficiency practices, and the status of alternative practices and projects being evaluated. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) will discuss preliminary groundwater modeling results comparing the relative effects on aquifer water levels of selected possible alternatives and show analyses of geophysical data collected. In addition, the USGS will describe additional data collection efforts planned for Federal Fiscal Year 2018 and plans for improving the regional groundwater model. Lee Atwill of the Delta Research and Extension Center will discuss irrigation efficiency practices.