Mar 21, 2016

FVCC Hosts Aquifer Presentation on April 6

Flathead Valley Community College and the Flathead River Commission will host a presentation by state hydrogeologists on April 6 about the deep aquifer beneath the valley. Free and open to the public, “The Deep Aquifer and Subsurface Geology of the Flathead Valley” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the campus theater inside the Arts and Technology Building.

Hydrogeologists from the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) will review geological components of the Flathead Valley and highlight results of the agency’s recent groundwater research project. They will discuss implications for the future of the valley’s water supply and Flathead Lake’s water quality.

Established in 1919, the MBMG is a non-regulatory state agency mandated to collect and publish information on Montana’s geology to promote orderly and responsible development of the state’s energy, groundwater and mineral resources. The agency provides advisory, technical and informational services.

The Flathead River Commission was formed in 2009 to address water quality, erosion and flooding in the lower 22 miles of Flathead River. Commission members include farmers and ranchers, riverside property owners and representatives from local and state agencies.

Additional event sponsors include the Flathead Conservation District, Flathead Lakers and the Haskill Basin Watershed Council.

For more information, contact the Flathead Conservation District at 752-4220.