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RRWPC Newsletter, September 2019: TMDL, Septic, and Sewage Spill

Regional Board meeting on Pathogen TMDL….
Although not heavily attended, those who came out for the Regional Board Meeting on August 14th to take part in the hearing on the Pathogen TMDL, were very informed citizens on this topic, as many had been tracking the issue for years. (You can see entire meeting by going to: http://cal-span.org/static/meetings-RWQCB-NC.php  Click on camera icon in box labeled August 14, 2019.  A black box will come up mid-screen.  Scroll down and click on message “download video”.  This will take about a minute.  The entire hearing took about three hours.  There’s a horizontal bar beneath the video that you can move and skip around the various presentations.”)

RRWPC Newsletter, July 2019: Bacterial Sources?

The North Coast Regional Board has conducted numerous studies over the last ten years to justify widespread new regulations to control pathogens in the Russian River and its major tributaries.  About 20 years ago, legislation known as AB 885 triggered this activity, although Russian River septic systems had long been blamed by upstream neighbors for polluting the Russian River. While several other sources of bacterial pollution were acknowledged in the Regional Board’s 350+ page TMDL Report, most of the document focused on septic systems as having the greatest need for remediation.

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RRWPC Comments on 2019 NCRQCB TMDL Action Plan, 6/24/19

Comments on Staff Report Revisions (May, 2019)Action Plan for RR Watershed: Pathogen TMDL As much as feasible, we have tried to limit comments to revisions only. Hours before I completed these comments, I received the comments written ...