Sonoma Co. Gazette, July 2010

Low Flow or Natural Flow: Both Controlled by Water Agency
by Brenda Adelman

Response to NMFS:

As lead author of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Biological Opinion, Dr. William Hearn wrote a lengthy article entitled, “Why Change Summer Flows in the Russian River?”, in last month’s issue of the Sonoma County Gazette (page 1 of 6-3-10 issue).  He  defended the Biological Opinion’s requirement to maintain low flows in the Russian River this summer and from now on.  The article can be found on this paper’s website at