Water symposium examines Bitterroot Valley aquifer

The public is invited to attend the Bitterroot Water Symposium on Friday, April 29, at Bitterroot College University of Montana in Hamilton. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Bitterroot College building, located at 103 S. Ninth St.

The symposium will feature several speakers and panels, as well as keynote addresses by Montana Sen. Pat Connell and Larry Swanson of UM’s O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West. Panel discussion topics include “Water and Growth in the Bitterroot Valley,” “Groundwater Changes in the Hamilton Aquifer,” “Water Quality and the Bitterroot River” and more. Speakers and panelists will include state and county government officials, attorneys, water advocates and others.

Event registration costs $5 and includes lunch for those who register by 5 p.m. Friday, April 22. Register online at http://www.umt.edu/bitterroot-college/admreg/conted/ceonlinereg.php or by calling 406-363-0100.

For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.umt.edu/bitterroot-college/events1.php.

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