RRWPC Newsletter, December 2017
The dominant event since our last mailer, designated the greatest wildfire in California history, is estimated to have caused damages of around $3 billion and counting. The fire burned about 114,000 acres, starting on the evening of Oct. 9th. Many people had only minutes to escape their houses. The largest of three fires in Sonoma County (Tubbs), and most damaging, started around Calistoga and within about a four-hour period, traveled roughly 14 miles through the Mark West area and crossed the six-lane freeway into Coffey Park in Northwest Santa Rosa. Fires were not 100% contained until Oct. 31st.
RRWPC Comments 10-9-2017: Implementation Plan for the Pathogen TMDL (Appendix A of Staff Report Basin Plan)
RRWPC Comments to Regional Board, 9-29-2017: Staff Report for the Russian River Watershed Pathogen TMDL Plan
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Submitted by Email on September 29, 2017 to: NorthCoast@waterboards.ca.gov
Attention: Alydda Mangelsdorf
RRWPC Comments on: Staff Report for the Action Plan for the Russian River Watershed Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL Plan)
Comments by Brenda Adelman for RRWPC
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this very important document. We very much appreciate your decision to address the needs of the community in the matter of sewer upgrades through a revision of the earlier version (2015) of this TMDL Plan. We believe you have addressed several important issues raised by the community, including development of a map indicating properties affected by the program, focus on properties that are 600’ from the river bank of the main stem river and also impaired tributaries, development of potential funding sources to assist low income property owners, inclusion of local citizens in the planning process, etc.
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.