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Russian River Update 11/27/23

Coyote Valley Dam  & Lake Mendocino, 11/19/23  by  CJ Watt
Coyote Valley Dam  & Lake Mendocino, 11/19/23  by  CJ Watt


Reservoir Storage & Operations:

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

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Eel River- Russian River Trans Basin Diversion Update

Active Nor Cal: PG&E Unveils Plan to Remove Two Dams on the Eel River, Creating the Longest Free-Flowing River in California, 11/21/23

Scott Dam, from Active Nor Cal article, 11-22-23
Scott Dam, from Active Nor Cal article, 11-22-23


Secretary Speaker Series – Restoring Rivers in a Changing Climate  on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12-1 PM

Secretary Crowfoot hosts monthly discussions  with leaders and big thinkers from across California to discuss emerging natural resources issues. This open forum allows for new and different perspectives about how we best steward California’s resources. These events are public, live-streamed on YouTube, and recorded for later viewing. Links to each of these discussions are presented below.

The Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers are important sources of water supply and critical habitat for California’s biodiversity, draining into the largest estuary on the West Coast. In 2022, after years of negotiations with several state agencies, water agencies committed to improve conditions in these rivers, the Delta, and San Francisco Bay by restoring flows, expanding habitat, and improving scientific monitoring. These proposed improvements, summarized as “voluntary agreements,” are now taking shape. Join key state water leaders for an update on progress, current challenges, and the road ahead to improve environmental conditions in these critical river systems. Zoom Registration Hear from the following key state water leaders:

  • Charlton “Chuck” Bonham, Director California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Karla Nemeth, Director Department of Water Resources
  • Eric Oppenheimer, Chief Deputy Director for the State Water Board
  • Erik Loboschefsky, Water Resource Engineer, Department of Water Resources


State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is back!

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is opening the 2023 round of funding for the State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP). SWEEP provides financial assistance to farmers & ranchers who implement irrigation practices that improve water efficiency & reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Applications open November 28th, 2023 and close January 19th, 2024.

 Mendocino County Resource Conservation District is offering FREE technical assistance for applications; see the attached flyer for more information.  Application Link

SWEEP Flyer November 2023.pdf


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