June 10, 2014
President Obama on Tuesday signed authorization for 34 Army Corps of Engineers water-related projects nationwide, including a long-sought green light for restoration projects in Dry Creek, allowing badly needed reservoir water to continue to flow sufficiently to meet the needs in Sonoma and northern Marin counties without an estimated $300 million bypass pipeline.
June 2, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Part of federal legislation for water projects nationwide heading to the president’s desk is long-sought authorization for restoration projects to benefit protected fish in Dry Creek, allowing water to flow from Lake Sonoma to pumps in the Russian River that supply more than 600,000 people in Sonoma and northern Marin counties without an estimated $300 million bypass pipeline, North Coast congressmen announced Monday.
March 30, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Thanks to the “March miracle” rainfall, Russian River water supply conditions on April 1 will change from “critical” to “normal” under the Sonoma County Water Agency’s water rights permits and State Water Resource Control Board Decision 1610.
March 1, 2012
Russian River water supply conditions changed to “critical” today under the Sonoma County Water Agency’s water rights permits and State Water Resource Control Board’s Decision 1610. This “critical” designation means the water agency is permitted to reduce Russian River flows to preserve water storage in Lake Mendocino so there is enough for all water users and for release in the fall to support migrating Russian River Chinook salmon, listed as threatened on the Federal Endangered Species List.
July 25, 2011
Spain-based Rivercap is setting up manufacturing plant in Benicia to make polylaminate and PVC plastic capsules to top wine and spirits bottles.
The 26,500-square-foot plant will “increase responsiveness” for Rivercap customers in North America and tighten the partnership between the capsule supplier and its exclusive distributor on the continent, according to José Saenz, chief executive officer of Rivercap USA Inc.
December 10, 2010
SONOMA COUNTY – The Public Policy Facilitating Committee will hold its annual meeting today to review progress on the Russian River Biological Opinion, a 15-year plan to help endangered and threatened fish while maintaining the region’s primary water supply.
May 24, 2010
The recent confluence of conservation and farming interests that resolved a years-long delay in adoption of rules for use of North Coast water needed for protected fish also could direct the outcome of pending regulation of water used for protecting crops from frost damage.