Groundwater 101

Groundwater 101: how groundwater systems work, what different metrics mean, and how to interpret well data. Each well is a unique system and composition of different rock strata that often require individual interpretations regardless of foothill or valley location. Brought to you by your local community and Yuba Water Agency.

Workshop Details

  • Title: Groundwater 101
  • Presenter: Kaitlyn Chow & Jim Blanke
  • Date: October 1, 2023
  • Location: YES Charter Academy

About Kaitlyn Chow

Kaitlyn Chow is a Senior Hydrologist with Yuba Water Agency and has a Master of Science in Watershed Systems from CSU Monterey Bay. She has over 10 years of experience working in water resources and is proud to call the Sierra Foothills home.

Jim Blanke is a registered professional engineer, professional geologist, and professional hydrogeologist with over 20 years of comprehensive groundwater management experience across California. His results-focused approach incorporates technical knowledge and the ability to relate complex situations to stakeholders and decision-makers to drive water supply solutions. His work includes authoring and providing technical guidance for multiple groundwater sustainability plans; developing technical guidance for groundwater substitution transfers, groundwater recharge projects, and groundwater banks; developing scientifically based pumping allocations to achieve sustainability; developing and implementing groundwater ordinances; developing and expanding monitoring networks; and supporting CEQA and permitting activities. His work incorporates groundwater modeling and advanced techniques to improve efficiency, accuracy, and ultimately gain wider public acceptance. He has been supporting Yuba Water Agency with the management of the county’s groundwater resources since 2016.