Marcus is a Hydrogeologist for the Sonoma County Water Agency’s Water Resource Planning Section. He will provide an overview of groundwater resources in the Santa Rosa Plain and the recently adopted Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Management Plan with an emphasis on the upcoming implementation phase and how the plan can help the region comply with the new State requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014. The Santa Rosa Plain Watershed covers an area of approximately 167,000 acres and is home to approximately half of the population of Sonoma County. The groundwater system beneath the Santa Rosa Plain provides numerous benefits to the region, including rural residential and municipal water supplies, irrigation water for agriculture, and baseflow to streams and surface water bodies. Building on a comprehensive technical study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Water Agency worked with a group of stakeholders called the Basin Advisory Panel to collaboratively develop the Groundwater Management Plan.
Marcus Trotta is a Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in the State of California and received his Bachelor of Science in Geology with an emphasis in Hydrologic Science from the University of California at Davis. He has worked at the Sonoma County Water Agency since 2008 where he leads feasibility studies for enhanced groundwater recharge projects and manages groundwater monitoring programs and technical studies in support of collaborative groundwater management programs. $10 at the door, no RSVP necessary.