Press Releases

Sonoma Water Takes Action to Save Water in Lake Mendocino


For Immediate Release - January 8, 2021 Contact: Brad Sherwood, sherwood@scwa.ca.gov, 707-322-8192 (Santa Rosa, CA) The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) yesterday requested a Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) from the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to help preserve water supply in Lake Mendocino due to very low storage levels for this time of year. T…

Small sinkhole forms on River Road west of Guerneville, repairs under way by Russian River County Sanitation District


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 22, 2020 CONTACT: Barry Dugan, Principal Programs Specialist, 707-547-1930, 707-331-2040, barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov (Dec. 22, 2020) Guerneville, CA – A small hole near the top of an underground manhole created a small sinkhole adjacent to River Road Tuesday afternoon near the Russian River County Sanitation District (District) main lift station. The appr…

Local Quagga/Zebra Mussel Prevention Program Receives Federal Funding Authorization as Part of Water Resources Legislation


December 9, 2020 - For Immediate Release Contact: Brad Sherwood, 707-322-8192 (Santa Rosa, CA) Representative Jared Huffman this week delivered good news to the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) and County of Mendocino; federal funding is being authorized to support invasive quagga and zebra mussel prevention efforts such as the mussel-sniffing dogs at Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino…

Emergency Water Conservation Request Is Lifted Due To Progress On Halting Spread Of The Walbridge Fire


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 27, 2020 CONTACT: Barry Dugan, Principal Programs Specialist: 707-547-1930, 707-331-2040, barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov Santa Rosa, CA – Sonoma Water announced today (8/27/20) that the Emergency Water Conservation Request that was issued at the start of the Walbridge and Meyers fires has been rescinded. Citing the progress made by firefighters on containing th…

Third Driest Year on Record Leads to Reduced Russian River Flow Request to Protect Fisheries, Water Users Urged to Continue Saving Water


June 8, 2020 - For immediate release CONTACT: Brad Sherwood, Community and Government Affairs Manager, 707-322-8192 or 707-547-1927, brad.sherwood@scwa.ca.gov (Santa Rosa, CA) The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) today filed a Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) with the State Water Resources Control Board to reduce Russian River minimum in-stream flows this summer.  With…

Public Hearing on Sanitation Rates continued, will be held During June 9 virtual Board Meeting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2020   CONTACT: Barry Dugan: Principal Programs Specialist, 707-547-1930, 707-331-2040, barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov   Santa Rosa, CA – The Public Hearing to consider increasing the annual sewer service charge provided by and scheduled for the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency on behalf of the Sanitation Zones…

Public Hearing on Sanitation Rates continued, will be held During June 9 virtual Board Meeting


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2020   CONTACT: Barry Dugan: Principal Programs Specialist, 707-547-1930, 707-331-2040, barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov   Santa Rosa, CA – The Public Hearing to consider increasing the annual sewer service charge provided by and scheduled for the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency on behalf of the Sanitation Zones…

Russian River Biological Opinion Meeting 3/12/20 Postponed


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2020   CONTACT: Barry Dugan: Principal Programs Specialist, 707-547-1930, 707-331-2040, barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov   Healdsburg, CA – The Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) annual meeting and tour scheduled for March 12, 2020 at the Healdsburg Community Center have been postponed due to concerns for public health and safety as the result …

Public Opportunity to Learn About Habitat Projects that Benefit Threatened Fish in the Russian River Watershed (Sorry, Meeting Has Been Cancelled)


UPDATE 3/11/20 - Sorry, this meeting has been cancelled. View Updated Press Release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 9, 2020 CONTACT - Barry Dugan, Principal Programs Specialist, 707-547-1930, 707-331-2040, barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov Healdsburg, CA – On Thursday, March 12, the Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will host its annual meeting to receive reports and presentations o…

Russian River Inflatable Dam Being Inflated Today


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 28, 2020 CONTACT - Barry Dugan: 707-547-1930 (office), 707-331-2040 (cell), barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov Santa Rosa, CA – Due to a dry February and warm temperatures, the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) today began the process of inflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville. The rubber dam is a critical component of the R…

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