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RRWPC Newsletter, September 2017

Pathogen TMDL: Guerneville meeting coming up soon!

Two regulatory actions currently proposed by the Regional Water Quality Control Board will soon have a significant impact on the lives of many river property owners: they are the Russian River Watershed Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Action Plan (Action Plan) and the Basin Plan Amendment.

Water Quality Trading Framework for the Laguna

July 21, 2016 RRWPC Comments to: North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Attention: David Kuszmar Delivered by Email to: Re: Water Quality Trading Framework for the Laguna de Santa Rosa ...

RRWPC Newsletter, June 2017

Agencies now responding to comments on low flow project…..
On March 10, 2017, when RRWPC submitted our comments on the 3600-page Fish Flow Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR on low flow), a huge burden was lifted from our shoulders and shifted to the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) staff who then began their written responses to the issues raised and questions asked about the project intended to permanently lower summer flows in the Russian River. (Final responses from the agency probably won’t be out for over a year.)

Brief history of Russian River low

The Russian River, flowing in a southern and then western direction, drains 1,485 square miles of Sonoma and Mendocino counties in Northern California and is 110 miles long. Its headwaters are about five miles northeast of Ukiah in ...

RRWPC Comments on SCWA Low Flow Urgency Petition, 5-14-17

State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Rights Attn. Patricia Fernandez P.O. Box 2000 Sacramento, CA 95812-2000 Protest of Temporary Urgency Change Petition filed by Sonoma County Water Agency on April 19, 2017, for ...

RRWPC Newsletter, April 2017

Good news to report about DEIR comments….
The Regional Water Quality Control Board, along with the State Water Board, to our surprise, joined forces to submit a 77-page comment letter on Sonoma County Water Agency’s (SCWA) Fish Flow Draft Environmental Impact Report (FF DEIR). In their introduction, the State credits the large number of protest letters from the community as being a causal factor in this effort. They note (page 4), “It is expected, based on the complexity of the proposed changes {requested by State Board}, and the volume of protests already received, that these petitions will likely require several years of processing time….” (petitions for flow changes and other items)