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USGS Mercury in Reservoirs Webinars

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists will present a series of free webinars on mercury in reservoirs, with the goal of informing stakeholders in the State of California's Statewide Mercury Control Program for Reservoirs. Stakeholders include reservoir owners and operators (including federal, state, and local agencies, and irrigation districts), water-quality regulators, and the scientific community.

Seven webinars will be given from February 14 through May 2, 2018. Topics will include mercury sources from historical gold mining, mercury methylation and bioaccumulation in food webs, management tools, and current scientific studies in California and elsewhere in the western U.S. that are addressing mercury issues. Here is a link to the USGS website with the webinar schedule:

The first presentation will be on Wednesday Feb. 14, 10-11 am followed by up to 30 minutes discussion.
Title: Mercury transport and bioaccumulation in California reservoirs affected by historical gold mining
Presenters:  C. Alpers, R. Stewart, J. Fleck, M. Marvin-DiPasquale
View at: https://meet.lync.com/doimspp-usgs/cnalpers/R0FNRN6T
Call in: 703-648-4848, code 89789

Please RSVP for each session by contacting Gabe Lopez (glopez@usgs.gov, 916-278-3026).
For additional information, contact: Charlie Alpers (cnalpers@usgs.gov, 916-278-3134) or Shyamal Chowdhury (chowdhuryshyamal7@gmail.com, 916-417-5256).