Press Releases

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


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 the Ukiah region facing its third dri...

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 Zon...

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 Zon...

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 resul...

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...

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...

Emergency Repairs for Russian River-Cotati Aqueduct Approved


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 25, 2020 CONTACT - Barry Dugan: 707-547-1930 (office), 707-331-2040 (cell), barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov Santa Rosa, CA – The Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) today approved a resolution to allow emergency repairs for a portion of the Russian River-Cotati Aqueduct. The emergency declaration allows repairs to take plac...

Dry Creek habitat restoration project receives full funding in FY2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan


SONOMA WATER PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 12, 2020 Contact:  Brad Sherwood, Sonoma Water, 707-322-8192, sherwood@scwa.ca.gov The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has awarded $28 million in federal funds to complete fishery habitat restoration work in Dry Creek as a part of its fiscal year 2020 work plan.  The funding will allow the Corps to construc...

Russian River Inflatable Dam Being Deflated Today


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 2, 2019 CONTACT - Barry Dugan: 707-547-1930 (office), 707-331-2040 (cell) barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov Santa Rosa, CA –The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) today began the process of deflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville. Sonoma Water routinely deflates the rubber dam when Russian River fl...

Community Meeting to Update Public on Russian River Estuary Management Project


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 15, 2019 CONTACT -  Barry Dugan, Principal Programs Specialist, 707-547-1930, 707-331-2040, barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov (Jenner, Calif.) – The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 to update the community on the Russian River Estuary Management Project. The meeting will be held fro...

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