Newsflash from Sonoma County Water Agency

While water levels were high today in the Russian River estuary (7.5 feet), the mouth is open.  The combination of river flows (approximately 560 cubic feet per second at Hacienda Bridge) and 16-foot ocean swell have resulted in these high water levels.  The swell forecast for this week is for continued large waves, so it’s possible that the mouth could close.  Hopefully, water surface elevations decline before a closure occurs.  We’ll continue to monitor conditions and provide updates as needed. … Keep Reading

Low Flow Updates

The Board of Supervisors requested an extension on public comment on low flow until February 14 2017 (Valentine’s Day!) There are two upcoming opportunities for public comment:   The DEIR is available by going to, at Sonoma and Mendocino County libraries and by purchase (flash drive or hard copy) at the Sonoma County Water Agency offices. Two public workshops were held in August, a public hearing was held on September 13, and two additional public hearings will be held … Keep Reading

Press Release Update! Now Low Flow, ACT NOW

russian river news masthead

The Board of Supervisors will consider extending comment period and adding additional hearings on October 4th regarding the Fish Flow Project! Our voices matter, keep up pressure as our work is not done on this very important issue for the Russian River communities. PRESS RELEASE FROM SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY: Board Members Call for Extended Public Comment Period and Additional Hearings on Fish Flow Project (Santa Rosa, CA)  – Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Chairman Efren Carrillo announced on Friday, September … Keep Reading

Act NOW: Stop the Plan to Cut the Water Flow in the Russian River

Next week, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will discuss the Sonoma County Water Agency’s plan to permanently reduce summer Russian River water flows by up to 50%. Even though the agency’s own environmental impact report states that the plan to reduce water flows could very well result in a violation of water quality standards or degrade water quality, it’s very possible that the Board of Supervisors will approve the plan. If the Board approves the low flow plan, it … Keep Reading

Race for 5th District Supervisor and Low Flow in the Russian River

quick update on the race for 5th District Supervisor

Meeting for the Russian River Watershed Low Flow August 24, 2016 – Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Highway 116, 4-8 p.m. Press Democrat Article on Low Flow This proposal permanently reduces flows to the Russian River. For more information please go to for the water agency’s perspective. This will have significant impate on people, animals, and plants. Public Hearing September 13, 2016 -Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, no earlier than 3 p.m. The hearing will include a … Keep Reading

Russian River Flows to be Reduced by up to 50%

russian river news masthead

This is a big heads up on proposed low flow implementation that could permanently impact our river. There are several beaches that now have had toxic algae blooms. Best, Kyla Brooke RUSSIAN RIVER FLOWS TO BE REDUCED BY UP TO 50%-PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE FORGIVE DUPLICATIONS River Friends: On August 19, 2016, the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) will release the long awaited Fish Flow Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR). There will be a 60-day comment period (to … Keep Reading

Russian River Water Quality This Weekend

russian river water quality

Greetings Friends, Happy August! Some signs of harmful Blue Green Algae have been found in pockets of the river. The above caution was issued yesterday. Dogs and young children are the most at risk. Enjoy the river and stay safe. Below is an image from the Monte Rio Variety Show. The music was amazing. Hope to see you at the show next year! Have a great week. Yours in house matters, Kyla

Russian River Fun: Local Fun Things To Do

It’s hard to believe that July is almost over. This last week of July brings the Monte Rio Variety Show on Thursday July 28: Monte Rio Variety Show. All proceeds support local charities and it is BIG FUN! Friday and Saturday night July 29th and July 30th, Bill McCubbin presents “Memories that Linger” 60’s Rock and Roll (Friday) and Big Band Night (Saturday) at the Rio Nido Roadhouse: Rio Nido Road House. The Rio Cafe in Monte Rio has the most … Keep Reading

Get Free

Russian River
Market Updates

Please fill out the form
and stay up-to-date!