Take Action – Low Flow

I wanted to call your attention to the two upcoming deadlines on Low Flow in the Russian River: The first is November 22, 2016 when the state requires protest letters to be received no later than 4:30 pm. (see sample letter below). The second is a response to the EIR (Environmental Impact Review) on Feb. 14, 2017. Both protest letters need to be submitted in order to have your voice heard. In addition there is a Public hearing in Guerneville … 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 www.sonomacountywater.org/fish-flow, 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

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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 http://www.scwa.ca.gov/fish-flow/ 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%

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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

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