Did you know there’s a drought going on?

How does climate variability and drought in the ACF Basin affect the Apalachicola Bay resource? How do changes in the ACF basin translate downstream?

On Thursday, Sept. 29, at a town hall community meeting free and open to the public, come hear national climate and water resource experts Puneet Srivistava and David Zierden discuss drought and climate in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin, including past and current trends that affect Apalachicola Bay and its fisheries.

The meeting, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Apalachicola Community Center at 10-Foot Hole, will allow for questions and discussion for another hour afterwards.

Srivistava is professor of ecological engineering and director of the Water Resources Center at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Zierden, Florida’s state climatologist, is a research scientist at Florida Climate Center, and the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

The town hall is supported by the local SMARRT group and the folks who bring you data from the National Integrated Drought Information System. Stop talking about the weather and wrap your head around it.

Also supporting the town hall are Auburn University, Florida State University, The University of Florida Oyster Recovery Team and Climate Institute, Environmental & Global Health at the University of Florida, the UF Center for Public Issues Education, the National Weather Service, Florida Sea Grant, Franklin’s Promise Coalition and the city of Apalachicola.

Contact Andy Kane for more information, KANE@UFL.EDU.