Public Notices

December 2022 Flood Protection Zone Advisory Committee Meetings

Meetings Notice: The next meetings of the advisory committees for flood protection zones 1A, 2A, and 3A will be held in December 2022 on the dates and time listed below. The meetings will be virtual. The public are invited to attend and can join the meetings on Zoom by computer, smart device, or phone.

  • Zone 1A Laguna-Mark West Creek Watershed – December 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Zone 2A Petaluma River Watershed – December 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Zone 3A Sonoma Creek Watershed – December 13, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Meetings Purpose and Public Access: The flood protection zone advisory committees meet annually to discuss flood protection, stream maintenance, and storm water management issues within the Laguna-Mark West Creek, Petaluma River, and Sonoma Creek watersheds, including current projects and consideration of the recommended upcoming fiscal year budgets. The December 2022 meeting agendas and Zoom information are available here:

If you have questions or comments regarding the flood protection zone advisory committees please contact Chase Takajo, Sonoma Water Engineer, at

Stream Maintenance Program 

As part of our comprehensive Stream Maintenance Program (SMP), each summer and fall Sonoma Water works in and around streams throughout Sonoma County to provide flood protection and improve water quality. For more information regarding the SMP, and the list of streams we plan to maintain, view the SMP webpage:

2022 Temporary Urgency Change Order

On June 17, 2022 the  State Water Resource Control Board (State Water Board) Division of Water Rights issued an order that approved the requested changes of the TUCPs with various terms and conditions.  This change will allow Sonoma Water to continue the minimum instream flows that the river is currently operating under and preserve water supply in both Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma. The new minimum flows will be: 25 cfs in the upper river and 35 cfs in the lower river.  

View TUCP webpage for more information

Public Comments at Board of Director Meetings:

2:00 P.M. on days when the Board of Directors meet.

Public comment on matters not listed on the agenda but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board and on board member reports (Comments are restricted to matters within the Board’s jurisdiction. The Board will hear public comments at this time for up to twenty minutes.  Each person is usually granted time at the discretion of the Chair.  Any additional public comments will be heard at the conclusion of the meeting. While members of the public are welcome to address the Board, under the Brown Act, Board members may not deliberate or take action on items not on the agenda.)

General Comments or Questions:

If you have a question about a Sonoma Water project or issue, please use our Contact Form