Reservoir Storage & Operations:
Water supply information provided by Sonoma Water (more info here).
More reservoir storage information: https://www.sonomawater.org/current-water-supply-levels
Russian River Water Forum Update
"[Pam] Jeane [of Sonoma Water] concluded the meeting by announcing that funding for the Russian River Water Forum was running out, and Sonoma Water did not receive grant funding to continue. Working Groups will no longer meet. There will be one or two more Planning Group meetings to discuss PG&E’s expected revised draft, to be scheduled sometime next spring. The RRWF made progress in bringing all parties together and identifying common ground. Jeane expects that the RRWF website will stay up after the group disbands so that the information gathered to date will be available. RRWF Planning Group meeting videos and presentations are available on the RR Water Forum website."
CA Water Education Foundation Highlighting the Eel River
The Eel River was chosen as this week’s highlight, with all the recent attention on the Potter Valley Project decommissioning process. Find out more about the Eel on the CA Water Education Foundation's website - Eel River page.
Ukiah Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency Update
Public Workshop on Rate & Fee Study, Thursday, January 11, 2024
The Agency is holding two public workshops this year related to the GSA's Fee Study. The first workshop is on Thursday January 11, 2024 at the Behavioral Health Regional Training Center (8207 East Rd., Redwood Valley, CA 95470) starting at 6 pm. The next Board meeting is the same day from 1:30 - 4:30 pm at the County Board of Supervisors Chambers. See the Agency's latest newsletter linked below for more information.2023-12-18 Ukiah-WinterMailer-Web.pdf
Statewide Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) Surveys – Data Collection Complete
AEM data were collected in the Eastern Sierra, Salton Sea, and San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara County Areas in the Fall of 2023. With the completion of the Fall surveys, the data collection component of the Statewide AEM Survey Project is now complete.
As a part of the Statewide AEM Survey Project, DWR has collected nearly 16,000 miles of AEM data within 95 groundwater subbasins. Additionally, nearly 14,000 lithology logs and 1,000 geophysical logs have been digitized to assist in AEM data interpretation. The AEM and digitized supporting data support the State and local goal of achieving sustainable groundwater management by improving our understanding of groundwater aquifer systems.
AEM electrical resistivity data, AEM data interpretations (texture estimates), and digitized supporting data (lithology and geophysical logs) are published on the California Natural Resources Agency Open Data Portal. Additionally, AEM data, interpretations, and digitized supporting data can be viewed and explored on DWR’s user-friendly, online-based AEM Data Viewers.
Reminder! State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP) is back!
Applications open December 5th, 2023 and close January 26th, 2024. Mendocino County Resource Conservation District can help with your application! See flyer linked belowSWEEP Flyer November 2023.pdf
In the press:
Beavers Making Headlines:
Bay Nature: Believing in the Power of Beavers, 1/2/24 By the author of Water Always Wins
- Press Democrat: Close to Home: Investing in sustainable water sources by Congressmember Jared Huffman, 12/31/23
- CNN: More monster waves will collide with the California coast after injuring onlookers and causing serious flooding, 12/29/23
- USA Today: Returning to the river: Tribal nations see hope for homelands as Klamath River dams are removed, 12/28/23
- CA Water Blog: 2023 Water Blog “Wrapped”, 12/31/23
- San Fran Chronicle: Bomb cyclones, atmospheric rivers and a hurricane. Here’s how extreme California weather got in 2023, 12/29/23
- NOAA Water Year 2023 Summary