Help Defend the Listing of Coho Salmon

I am asking for monetary support to help defend the listing of Coho salmon as Endangered under the California Endangered Species Act. Recently a trial court spurned a legal challenge to the listing of Coho salmon as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act – CESA.. The CESA listing for Coho is important and provides … Continue reading “Help Defend the Listing of Coho Salmon”

Waterborne Drugs A Growing Concern

By Mike Lee UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER JOHN GIBBINS / Union-Tribune Water samples from Otay are prepared for analysis at the San Diego Water Department’s water quality laboratory. At homes across San Diego, thousands of residents take medications each day for everything from Alzheimer’s disease to sexual dysfunction. But their bodies don’t absorb 100 percent of … Continue reading “Waterborne Drugs A Growing Concern”

Santa Rosa NPDES Permit Appeal and Letter by RW and CAG

See attached appeal by River Watch and Coast Action Group and letter pasted below to Santa Rosa City Council from Coast Action: Dear City Council Members: The City of Santa Rosa has filed an appeal to their new Wastewater NPDES permit. As stated previously, I think this is a mistake as the permit was quite … Continue reading “Santa Rosa NPDES Permit Appeal and Letter by RW and CAG”

Santa Rosa Water and Population

Daisy Pistey-Lyhne – Greenbelt Alliance wrote: Thought you all might be interested in reading about a recent meeting between Concerned Citizens for Santa Rosa, and Dick Dowd of the Board of Public Utilities. He mentioned some info given to him by Brenda Adelman. From: Anne Seeley, Concerned Citizens for Santa Rosa Our guest today was … Continue reading “Santa Rosa Water and Population”

Identifying A New Generation Of Byproducts From Water Disinfection

Source: American Chemical Society California scientists have identified a “new generation” of by-products of the disinfection processes used to purify drinking water at municipal water treatment plants. Such compounds, which wind up in drinking water, are termed disinfection byproducts (DBPs). The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency currently regulates some as potential health risks. Stuart W. … Continue reading “Identifying A New Generation Of Byproducts From Water Disinfection”

Preserving Clean Water by Preserving Open Space

Jane’s letter to the PD: Dear Editors, I loved the Yes on F mailer, target of Chris Coursey’s politically-based critique. In the past, preserving clean water resources may have been seen as just a side benefit of preserving undeveloped lands for parks, resource conservation, and agricultural land preservation–but I challenge Mr. Coursey to name a … Continue reading “Preserving Clean Water by Preserving Open Space”

Stream Protection Resources

Caitlin, Here are some stream protection resources you requested. I had a hard time narrowing things down, some of this you probably have, but I hope they’re useful. POLICY http://www.epa.gov/nps/ordinance/buffers.htm EPA model ordinance language with issues and examples. http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/rwqcb2/download/bufferreport1204.pdf SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board survey and paper on riparian ordinances and issues surrounding … Continue reading “Stream Protection Resources”

RRWRC Suing Sonoma County Water Agency

Hi Water Friends: Russian River Watershed Protection Committee (RRWPC) would like to announce that we have hired Shute, Mihaly, & Weinberger to assist us in opposing one of the most egregious CEQA violations that we have ever seen. The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA), as operators and managers of the Russian River County Sanitation District … Continue reading “RRWRC Suing Sonoma County Water Agency”

SCWA Responds to SR’s Wastewater Discharges

This draft letter from SCWA by Randy Poole to the City of Santa Rosa is fascinating. Stephen September 25, 2006 Pat Fruiht, City Manager’s Office City of Santa Rosa P.O. Box 1678 Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1678 Re: Discharge Compliance Project Dear Ms. Fruiht, The Sonoma County Water Agency (Agency) has reviewed the Initial Study, Notice … Continue reading “SCWA Responds to SR’s Wastewater Discharges”