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Russian River Water Update 5/15/23

Lake Pillsbury by CJ Watt on April 8, 2023
Lake Pillsbury by CJ Watt, April 8, 2023

Reservoir Storage & Operations

Water supply information provided by Sonoma Water (More info here):

Lake Pillsbury by CJ Watt, 4/8/23
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 Russian River Water Forum Updates

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The Russian River Water Forum Planning Group will be holding its first meeting on Wednesday, May 17th and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center; there will also be a Zoom option. You must register to receive the zoom link. The Planning Group is comprised of approximately 30 members representing a cross-section of interests in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties.

Planning Group Meeting Details

  • Time/Date: May 17, 2023, from 10 am – 3 pm.
  • Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center Cabernet 1. 200 S School St, Ukiah, CA 95482. More logistical information to come.
  • Lunch will be provided for Planning Group members. Refreshments will be provided for all attendees.
  • Please RSVP for the meeting here. Registration helps us plan for and host the most effective meeting. All Planning Group members, public, and press are welcome to RSVP.

Reference Materials:


Drought Response and Resilience Report for Marin and Sonoma Counties

Link to Report: Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Extreme Dry Conditions; A Marin and Sonoma Partnership

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Written by Marin and Sonoma County agencies and organizations, this report documents collective and coordinated responses to the extreme dry conditions from 2019 through 2022. In particular, it details the adaptations that were developed and implemented to relieve impacts on livestock and row crop agriculture.





California Water Use Fact Sheets

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Check out these fact sheets on CA water use developed by Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC):


In the press:

CA Water Plan eNews, May 10, 2023 
Maven's Notebook May 7-12, 2023

This week, there are a few interesting articles addressing issues outside of the watershed but that may provide guidance and inspiration for the future of the Russian River Watershed.

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