The Russian River watershed is entering a third consecutive year of below-average rainfall. As a result, water supply levels at Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma remain at historic lows. Sonoma Water and its partners in the Sonoma Marin Saving Water Partnership (SMSWP) urge our community to keep up the great work and effort – water saved now, is water we can use later.
We all need to make changes to our everyday habits to eliminate water waste and preserve water supply. Every drop saved helps maintain water flows in the Russian River and extend reservoir storage levels should the current dry period continue.
Please join Sonoma Water and the County of Sonoma on Zoom for a virtual town hall on Thursday, Oct. 13 to update the public on the drought emergency.
Experts will provide the latest information on drought conditions and answer your questions. Participants will receive a new report on the prospects for a fourth year of drought and learn about programs to help private well owners. Participants will
Drought town halls occur the first Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. through November on the following dates:
Oct. 13 and Nov. 3.
Register here to view the town hall on Zoom and pose questions to panelists: https://sonomacounty.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l2UFucwXQmu5KHf7q4wEOw
Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available on Zoom. Questions may also be submitted in advance to email@example.com
Learn more at https://socoemergency.org/emergency/drought/
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The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership has launched a public outreach campaign to encourage water conservation in the North Bay. To support this message, we’ve adopted a regional tag line: "Drought Is Still Here. Save Water." Water is a resource that our community shares, and it is critical that we all protect and conserve this valuable resource.
These are a few of the water-wasting activities that are prohibited year-round in cities in Sonoma and Marin county:
For additional water saving tips and resources, please visit the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership website.
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Looking for past articles? Visit our Drought Articles Archive page.