Santa Rosa Water Management Comments

Santa Rosa Creek (and tribs) is a mess. The waterbody is listed as impaired for pathogens, temperature, sediment, nutrients, etc.. Not much is going on, in the case of the City, in terms of restoration and/or protect beneficial uses by limiting pollutant inputs. This problem exacerbates conditions on the Laguna – which intern compromises with … Continue reading “Santa Rosa Water Management Comments”

SR Urban Water Reuse Project Update

In case you did not see this summary (by Anne Seeley) of Santa Rosa’s BPU UWRP meeting on Tuesday, .. and there was an interesting follow up that I’ve included below. Rue —————————- The Santa Rosa City Council study session today was billed as an update on the Urban Reuse alternative of the Incremental Recycled … Continue reading “SR Urban Water Reuse Project Update”

Public Comment on 303 (d) Listings for Northcoast Waters

The public is invited to comment on the proposed 2006 Clean Water Act section 303(d) list of water quality limited segments. The revised list and supporting documents are posted at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/tmdl/303d_lists2006.html Public comments will be accepted until October 20, 2006 (5 PM). The State Water Board will consider approval of the list on October 25, … Continue reading “Public Comment on 303 (d) Listings for Northcoast Waters”

City of Santa Rosa NPDES Outcome

The Regional Board Staff – Charles Reed, John Short, and sheryl Shaffner did a very good job of presenting and defending their proposed permit. Doug Eberhardt (EPA) and Mike Lozeau did a excellent job representing issues and limitations related to the permit. The NPDES was adopted by the Board, in total, and then ameded with … Continue reading “City of Santa Rosa NPDES Outcome”

Big Win for Joy Road THP Lawsuit

This case is a blast from the past – and on into the future. “Hey, Hey, My, My, Rock and Roll Will Never Die”. For many years the public and some Review Team Agency have complained that the CDF THP Review policy was did not comply with CEQA mandates. This case supports that position and … Continue reading “Big Win for Joy Road THP Lawsuit”

Victory for Water and Forest Issues

Dear all, The court of appeal has published the Joy Road decision  The Sierra Club filed an amicus with financial help from all of you and more. It is a big, big victory on a number of important issues.  For you, like Helen, who have complained for so long about CDF’s habit of changing the … Continue reading “Victory for Water and Forest Issues”

Healdsburg’s Wastewater in Pond Ruled Illegal

For those of you who have been following our Healdsburg case the 9th Circuit Thursday affirmed our lower court victory. This case is the first from any Federal Circuit after the recent Supreme Court Rapanos wetland decision in July. The unanimous decision was written by the Chief Justice of the Ninth Circuit and sets significant … Continue reading “Healdsburg’s Wastewater in Pond Ruled Illegal”