March 6, 2006

Storm Drain Detectives Host a Lakeside Storm Water Information Day at Lodi Lake
Friday, March 10, 2006

Who- The student monitoring group, The Storm Drain Detectives, will host an informational hour at Lodi Lake, Friday, March 10, 2006, from 3:00 P.M.- 4:00P.M. Meet at the Discovery Center.

What- Come join the students, teachers and City of Lodi staff as they present a brief overview of the City of Lodiís storm water system. Meet the City of Lodiís Street Superintendent, George Bradley, and look at storm water maps to find where your street rain water ends up. Lodi Lake? The Mokelumne River? WID Canal? Pixley Slough? The Delta? Beyond? Learn about the laws applying to storm water and understand why your habits at home can impact the water quality at Lodi Lake, the Mokelumne River and beyond.

Learn the industry terminology for the storm water system: outfall, catch basin, and storm pump station. Walk with the students and teachers along the lakeside and find the various storm lines that drain our streets into Lodi Lake. Then take a walk with students as they monitor the water in Lodi Lake and the Mokelumne River. Learn what they are monitoring the water for, and how you can access 5 years worth of their water quality data. Learn what you can do from home to improve the local river water quality.

Rain or shine! See you there!

Questions? Contact Kathy Grant, City of Lodi Watershed Education Coordinator, (209) 339-8722, or kathygrant@sbcglobal.net