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Prunuske Chatham Report

A report that blasts holes in the idea of reducing water flows into the Russian River, the so-called "low Flow" proposal, can be downloaded here.

The Ailing Russian

Time to think about the health of Sonoma County's largest source of so-called "surface" water.

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Russian River Reduced

The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) plans to pump vigorous amounts of water out of the Russian River for urban sprawl, and the Feds are demanding that traditional diversions from the Eel River be cut back substantially, but everyone seems to be blaming the fish and not future growth for the Russian River woes.

It's unsustainable growth, not fish, that will dry up the once mighty Russian River.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey; former Assembly member Virginia Strom-Martin and Russian Riverkeeper Don McEnhill all made useful contributions to a January 22nd "No Low Flow" meeting in Guerneville.

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posted February 1, 2004

Sun Sets On Mark West Creek

There's not much water left in Mark West Creek. The steelhead trout that use this creek to spawn may disappear altogether as a result.

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posted August 14, 2003

Judge breaks water contracts

A Federal judge in New Mexico rules that existing water contracts between a water agency and cities can and must be broken to save the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow. All other western water agencies go into shock and awe.

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posted June 26

Many useful links in the library. Click above.

Groundwater links

Eel River Suit Impact: Sonoma and Marin

The victorious Eel River suit against the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) could cut off Eel River diversions to the Russian River by as much as 80%.

With groundwater in serious overdraft and permits being issued freely for more urban sprawl, how will SCWA be able to honor existing water contracts?

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posted July 14

The Friends of the Eel River Statement

Important press release from Friends of the Eel River (FOER) concerning the recent legal decision against the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA).

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posted May 21

Anadromous Fishes: The Great Leap Forward

So much water has been removed from the ground and rivers in Sonoma County that our fish are dying.

Now that Eel River diversions will be dramatically reduced, the situation will get worse.

So what does "anadromous" mean, anyway?

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posted August 13, 2003

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