Applying the ‘Water Framework Directive’ to RR Watershed

I thought you might appreciate this. The DWR has been very supportive of the Russian River Watershed Council, and citing the European “Water Framework Directive” is an interesting approach. Have a wonderful spring weekend, Rue ————— Rue, In case you haven’t seen this, a March 2008 UCB paper on applying the European ‘Water Framework Directive’ … Continue reading “Applying the ‘Water Framework Directive’ to RR Watershed”

European “Water Framework Directive” for the Russian River

I thought you might appreciate this. The DWR has been very supportive of the Russian River Watershed Council, and citing the European “Water Framework Directive” is an interesting approach. Have a wonderful spring weekend, Rue ————— Rue, In case you haven’t seen this, a March 2008 UCB paper on applying the European ‘Water Framework Directive’ … Continue reading “European “Water Framework Directive” for the Russian River”

Sonoma County Decisions Made for Riparian 4-14 and 4-15

Hello all- PLEASE NOTE! IMPORTANT HEARINGS FOR THE FUTURE OF SONOMA COUNTY! The final round of deliberations on the County General Plan are continuing next week! I heard from Greg Carr that the Monday’s hearing on the General Plan will start at 1:00pm! On Monday, the Supervisors will cover Biotic Resources and Riparian Corridors first. … Continue reading “Sonoma County Decisions Made for Riparian 4-14 and 4-15”

Assessing site specific and cumulative impacts on anadromous fishery resources

Stream Flow Folks: For thought and discussion: In my stream flow file I found a document, NMFS/James R. Bybee to Mr. Harry Schueller/SWRCB, dated April 18, 2001 (my how the years fly by – the SWRCB should have a copy of this letter and it should be included in the record). This letter, by NMFS, … Continue reading “Assessing site specific and cumulative impacts on anadromous fishery resources”

On Low Salmon Returns

To All, On my note (included below) to groups and individuals on the subject of low salmon returns I was properly reminded by my friend Brian Hines that the conditions for these low returns, as presented by me, failed to account for poor ocean conditions and potential global warming effects. It is true. All of … Continue reading “On Low Salmon Returns”

Workshop Feedback on Instream Flows

SWRCB Technical Workshop on Draft Policy for Maintaining Instream Flows for Northern California Coastal Streams Feb. 6, 2008 The meeting in Santa Rosa was fully packed (exceeding the meeting room safety limitations), primarily with ranchers and grape growers protesting issuance of new policies for setting and maintaining minimum instream flows and other impacts to their … Continue reading “Workshop Feedback on Instream Flows”

Response to P.D.’s Article on State’s Water Flow Policy

Hey Endangered Fishworriers, I have not seen the printed paper as of yet, did the print version come out with “Fishworry” as one word and no punctuation as titled in the online version below?? Gotta love it when a new moniker is coined– I say Unite Endangered Fishworry Warriors! No Water in da Crick – … Continue reading “Response to P.D.’s Article on State’s Water Flow Policy”

France scraps licenses for 1,500 pesticides

Regarding pesticides that get into our water systems: France scraps licenses for 1,500 pesticides I’ve got the lists of what is used locally and went to article link but found no lists, if anyone finds the France list please pass it along and we can compare! -Don Tom: It would be interesting to know which … Continue reading “France scraps licenses for 1,500 pesticides”

Laguna de Santa Rosa Funding

To Jonathan Birdsong: Thanks Jonathan ! You have answered the question (s). I will do some more tracking. Jonathan wrote: Alan – The funding for Laguna de Santa Rosa was Rep. Woolsey’s earmark. She was able to secure funding for the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) in the Agriculture appropriations subcommittee bill. This bill first passed … Continue reading “Laguna de Santa Rosa Funding”

Laguna Report on Pollution in the Laguna

Veronica The Laguna Foundation, working with Philip Williams & Associates and TetraTech, Inc. have published a new report on water pollution in the Laguna watershed. The City of Santa Rosa, which is situated wholly within the watershed, will want to understand the role of this document as a starting point for the Total Maximum Daily … Continue reading “Laguna Report on Pollution in the Laguna”