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Alabama Rural Water Association announced the ARWA’S 40th Annual Technical Training Conference to be held March 18-21, 2018 at the Mobile Convention Center, Mobile, Alabama. Registration and conference information may be found at www.alruralwater.com.
NEWS AND ACTIVITIES
- During the first 5½ months of 2017, the agency’s basin-wide Flood Warning System recorded an average of 34” of rainfall per gauge at each of its 22 gauges sites located in eight southeastern Alabama counties.
- The CPYRWMA co-sponsored a project with the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency to obtain four Outdoor Warning Sirens which will provide 24/7 emergency warnings for both floods and tornadoes for more than 3,500 citizens in Coffee County.
- Mrs. Amye Hinson, an Environmental Engineering Specialist with the Geological Survey of Alabama (GSA), will speak at September board meeting about the groundwater assessment in southeast Alabama and GSA’s statewide real-time drought monitoring wells program.
- The agency will be unveiling a new brochure all about the agency, its history, accomplishments, and on-going activities along with future plans. Look for it in the upcoming months!
DID YOU KNOW?
- More than 97% of Earth’s water is in the oceans; of the remaining 3% only 0.3% of Earth’s water is fresh water in lakes, rivers, and in aquifers within a half mile of the Earth’s surface.
- It is amazing to know the water we have on the earth today is all the water we are ever going to have!
- The maximum instantaneous flow on the Choctawhatchee River at Newton, AL occurred March 18, 1990 and was approximately 87,500 cubic feet per second, equivalent to a rate of 56,700 million gallons per day (MGD).
- An inch of rain falling on a square mile area is equivalent to more than 17 million gallons of water!