Fish Out of Water: Preparing for the next drought on May 4th Forum

It wasn’t a pretty sight. Last summer, 250,000 sockeye salmonhalf of the entire annual rundied in the Columbia River when drought and high temperatures peaked in July.

Farmers ran tight on water, too. Cities and businesses that usually take ample water for granted watched with alarm as reservoir levels dropped. And dropped.

No one was prepared.

Recent record winter rains have offset many impacts of the 2015 droughtbut are we any better prepared now for the next drought?

At our May 4 Forum on Business and the Environment, we’ve invited one of the nation’s foremost water resource experts, Dr. Robert Glennon, to share what he’s learned about how states can better plan for drought. A panel of Oregon water resource experts will also share their thoughts.

Please join us at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland on May 4 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM to dive deeper into Oregon’s drought preparedness. Questions? Shoot us an email at kevink@oeconline.org.

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