Water Update, 5-1-24
Reservoir Storage & Operations(More info here):
Water supply information provided by Sonoma Water.
Russian River Water Forum Updates
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. More details are provided on the website (https://russianriverwaterforum.org/) where you can also sign up for regular updates.
Strategic Growth Council developing Tribal Assistance Program
A Tribal Technical Assistance Pilot Program is being developed by the Strategic Growth Council. The program will provide funding and assistance to help Tribes secure grants that will help them implement Tribal-led climate solutions. A workshop on the draft guidelines for the program will be held Monday, June 5.
Climate Conversations- Nature-Based Solutions: A discussion on how to better work with nature to build climate resilience and support human well-being and ecosystems.
Nature-based solutions such as restoring wetlands, planting trees in cities, and using cover crops can cost-effectively make communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change, as well as provide over a third of the mitigation needed to achieve the 2030 targets of the Paris Agreement. And while conservation groups; federal, state and local agencies; international organizations; and the private sector have begun integrating nature-based solutions into their work, they are not yet utilized to their full potential. This is a conversation about the role of nature-based solutions and the challenges and opportunities in leveraging these approaches to address the climate crisis.
The recording for the event is now available. To see it along with more information about this event as well as additional meeting materials, view: https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/04-27-2023/climate-conversations-nature-based-solutions.
Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action is a monthly webinar series from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to policy action on climate change
Solutions In Our Soil - The Soil-Water Nexus
The second webinar in the Solutions in Our Soil series – The Soil-Water Nexus is coming up next Wednesday, May 3 from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM. There's still time to register to join and hear a panel of experts explore the vital connection between soils and water, discuss the latest research and policies, and shed light on the importance of taking a community-centered approach that’s rooted in equity.
Making the Most of a Wet Year
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) gathered experts to discuss an epic wet year after three dry, warm ones. Watch the recording of the event here.
In the press:
- RR Watershed Association - Vehicle Cleaning Effects on Storm Water, 5/1/23
- CA Water Blog - The Banality of Floods (and Droughts), 4/22/23
- UC Riverside - Forced water-use cuts made California more waterwise, 4/25/23
- DWR Approves Sustainability Plans for 12 Groundwater Basins, 4/27/23
- Stanford News - When to water? Researchers develop new tool for optimizing irrigation. 4/27/23
- CalMatters - California’s lengthy battle for water rights moves into the Legislature, 4/25/23