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Email Update on RRWPC issues, January 1, 2018

RRWPC wishes you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.  We appreciate your loyal support and believe the river would be in far worse shape without our strong advocacy and your help.  There is much work to be done however, and ...

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 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:
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.