Reservoir Storage & Operations:
Water supply information provided by Sonoma Water (more info here).
Russian River Water Forum Updates
The Water Rights Working Group met July 25, 2023 and the Planning Group meeting scheduled for Thursday August 3, 2023 has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2023. More information can be found on the website. https://russianriverwaterforum.org/
Ukiah Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency’s Plan APPROVED
The Department of Water Resources announced approval of 10 Groundwater Sustainability Plans this week, including the local Ukiah Valley Basin’s. Reand more: DWR Sustainable Groundwater Management Office: DWR Releases GSP Determinations for 10 Non-Critically Overdrafted Basins, 7/27/23
Podcasts are a great way to learn more about water history and current issues. Check out Water Talk; A Podcast for the Water Curious. Hosted by Mallika Nocco, Faith Kearns, and Sam Sandoval, the goal of Water Talk is to bring communities across California together to talk about water issues, including climate change, scarcity, and access. Learn more about atmospheric rivers, agriculture, environmental justice, regulations, weather whiplash, nature based solutions, infrastructure, and more.
In the press:
- Associated Press: July has been so blistering hot, scientists already calculate that it’s the warmest month on record, 7/27/23
- Phys.org: Scientists develop tool to predict dam removal costs by analyzing 55 years of past removals, 7/25/23
- The University of California adopts new, stronger climate action goals, 7/20/23
- CA Water Education Foundation: CA Aims to Tap Beavers to Help with Water Issues and Wildfires, 7/25/23
- CA Water Blog: Living with Extreme Floods in CA, 7/30/23
- Maven's Notebook: How well-managed dams and smart forecasting can limit flooding as extreme storms become more common in a warming world, 7/25/23
- Maven's Notebook: Dr. Jay Lund on Floods, droughts, and climate change, oh my!, 7/27/23