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Water Conservationist and Well Seminar
September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Did you ever ponder about what the strata underneath you looks like? Have you wondered where your water comes from? How likely is it that you’ll run out of water one day? General Manager Jim Brasher of the Colorado County Groundwater Conservation District will give a presentation on all of this and more. He will talk about the geology of the area and the aquifers present in Colorado County. He will describe how groundwater is used across the county. Through the use of monitor wells, he will show the impacts of pumping on water levels. He will further show the effects the severe drought had between 2008 and 2015. He will talk about ways to conserve water and prevent waste. Lastly, he will talk about two pressing environmental issues currently in the news in Colorado County. A question and answer period will follow (though questions are welcome throughout the presentation).
Jim Brasher is born and raised in Weimar, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he received a BS and MS in Geology. He worked 25 years as a geologist and manager at Phillips Petroleum (then ConocoPhillips). He has published several technical articles about subsurface geology. In 2008, he became the first General Manager of the new Colorado County Groundwater Conservation District and has been employed there since. Jim now lives in Columbus with his wife Amanda.