The region may be in the grip of an epic drought, but the Sonoma County Water Agency wants people to think about the possibility of flooding.

The agency is hosting a meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 in Sonoma to discuss a $1.9 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources to fund part of a project to reduce flooding on Fryer Creek. The plan is, in part, to divert floodwater to detention ponds, where it would soak into the ground and restore the depleted groundwater supply in the area.

The grant also includes money to replace a culvert at McArthur Street, which contributes to downstream flooding and blocks fish attempting to go upstream to spawn.

The meeting will be held in the Community Meeting Room, 177 First St. W.

Upcoming meeting to explore 4G wireless technology

Santa Rosa and Verizon are holding a series of meetings in coming weeks to allay concerns about its network of 4G “small cell” wireless antenna equipment being installed on utility poles around the city.

The four joint Verizon/city meetings will take place:

— Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 637 First St.

— Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave.

— Thursday, March 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave.

— Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave.

In addition the City Council is planning to hold a study session on the issue Tuesday, March 6, beginning at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave.