Ring in the Water New Year in Panthertown
Celebrate the Water New Year with a guided hike through Panthertown Valley 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
A little-known holiday celebrated annually by hydrologists and recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Water New Year was created in 1911 to record hydrological movement and flow outside of the limits of the calendar year. By starting the New Year on Oct. 1, scientists can track the impacts of precipitation in the fall and winter more easily. This day also marks the beginning of ground water refill as vegetation goes into a dormant state for the cold season.
Friends of Panthertown will celebrate with a hike seeking out the headwaters of the Tuckasegee River and beautiful waterfalls, while talking about how important water is in WNC and the world.
Learn more or register at panthertown.org/events.