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Russian River Update 10/2/23

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Mendocino County grapes on the vine. 

Reservoir Storage & Operations:

Water supply information provided by Sonoma Water (more info here).

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Lake Sonoma Storage Graph
Lake Mendocino Storage Graph


Russian River Water Forum Updates


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 The agenda for next Thursday’s Planning Group meeting, can be found here. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 5th, from 10:00am - 1:00pm and will be held both in-person at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center and virtually on Zoom. You may register for this meeting and all other Planning Group meetings by using the Zoom link here (you do not need to register if you have already done so).

 Lake Sonoma History

Take a look back at the building of Warm Springs Dam that forms Lake Sonoma.

Press Democrat: Warm Springs Dam, completed 40 years ago, weathered political turmoil to create Lake Sonoma, 10/1/23

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From Press Democrate, 10/1/23, article. An aerial view of the Warm Springs Dam construction site, west of Cloverdale, in May 1980. (Jeff Lee/The Press Democrat)


State Water Board Updated Water Rights Forms Now Available

On January 4, 2023, the State Water Board adopted a regulation regarding how water right owners or diverters must notify the Board about ownership and contact information changes associated with their water rights. The forms for notifying the Board of these changes have been updated to reflect the new regulation and are now available. More information here.



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A Holistic Approach to Water Resilience

As this extraordinary year of storms has shown, climate extremes are increasingly dominating California’s weather cycles, and continually threatening our water future. We must take a whole-systems approach to bolster resilience and ensure clean drinking water for communities, sufficient flows in rivers for fish and wildlife, and reliable irrigation supplies for farming.

Join in the 2023 webinar series, Our Watershed Moment – A Holistic Approach to Water Resilience, to explore how water connects us all, and why it’s important to work holistically to secure a sustainable water future for California’s communities, agriculture, and wildlife.

Sustainable Conservation Webinar: A Holistic Approach to Water Resilience on Tuesday October 17th

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Celebrate Water Professionals Appreciation Week Oct. 7-15

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