Dear Russian River Supporter:
Water Agency Changing Course…..
Much to the chagrin of Sonoma County water contractors, half of whom provide water delivery services outside the Russian River watershed, the Sonoma County Water Agency has finally taken action to change its course.
At their September 15th Board meeting, Water Agency Directors (Supervisors) dropped their seventeen year quest for additional water rights that would allow increased water diversions of 26,000 acre feet a year (326,000 gallons per acre foot) from the Russian River. That action included dropping the Water Project, its Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and the Application to the State Board for increased water diversions. More »