Residents can learn more about the Arkansas River and pick the brains of water experts at a free showing of the Rocky Mountain PBS documentary "The Arkansas River: From Leadville to Lamar."

El Paso County is holding the free show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. 

The film addresses how the river and its tributaries provide water to the Arkansas Basin, says a county news release. 

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After the film, Fountain Utilities Water Superintendent Michael Fink will lead a panel discussion with these speakers:

• Larry Small, executive director of the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District

• Doug Hollister, a water commissioner for the Colorado Division of Water Resources

• Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman, who served on the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District and worked on water conservation for former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar

• Craig Dossey, executive director of the county's Planning and Community Development Department

• Abby Ortega, water resources manager for Colorado Springs Utilities

• Richard Mulledy, stormwater manager for Colorado Springs

County Government Reporter

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