Scott DeLeon

last updated 5/8/2018

Scott DeLeon

CEAC Northern California Regional Director at County of Lake

P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, Florida, United States

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Regional Director - County Engineers Association of California


California State University Chico

Recent News

"I think that one of the biggest challenges to new programs and uses for treated water is getting past the public perception that it's treated wastewater," Scott De Leon, Lake County director of water resources, said.

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"I would say, (considering) historical levels, we are certainly not in the worst condition that we've ever been in, but we're kind of at, or maybe just a little bit, below average," Scott De Leon, Lake County Water Resources director, said regarding groundwater availability in the Big Valley Basin.
"Things are on the positive side, but we need to remember that we're dealing with last year's water," De Leon continued. "If we don't see rainfall this year, the conversation will change significantly in the next." He said the reduction in pear industry and replacement of orchards with crops that can be more efficiently watered, most notably by using drip irrigation in vineyards, has helped ease the effect of the drought on the county since less water is needed.

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Scott DeLeon, director of the County's Water Resources Department, said the appropriation provides the funding necessary to work to mitigate nuisance algae and weeds.
DeLeon said in addition to the chemical treatment, the Department's algae-mitigation efforts also include assisting citizens and resort owners with the installation of pumps to provide aeration and circulation by spraying water onto the surface of algae mats that can help to knock down the algae around private docks and beaches. DeLeon also is investigating the potential of a mechanical harvesting technique that would essentially vacuum the algae mats and, through the use of a centrifuge, de-water the material, perhaps making it possible to dispose of only the algae material.

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