New Book on Water Recommended

Hey Water lovers, I just wanted to let you all know about a brand new book: Water Consciousness: How We All Have to Change to Protect Our Most Critical Resource The breadth of content by big name eco-thinker/writers is amazing and I am honored to say that I, as well, have but a small chapter … Continue reading “New Book on Water Recommended”

Official Comments on DEIR for Water Use

Marc Bautista, SCWA Please find attached Word .doc file containing my comments re NBWRA DEIR. Please let me know if there are any problems with the receipt of this document by the end of the public comment date. Just as an added comment, I am of the opinion that events and conditions are changing at … Continue reading “Official Comments on DEIR for Water Use”

Links to Comments on SR’s Recycled Water Project

Here’s the link to comments received by SR on the Discharge and Storage options. Please forgive duplications. Brenda Incremental Recycled Water Program (IRWP) Update August 5, 2008 Comments received on the City of Santa Rosa’s Discharge Compliance and Seasonal Storage Projects Draft EIRs are now available on the City’s web site as noted below. Responses … Continue reading “Links to Comments on SR’s Recycled Water Project”

Response to Governor’s Declaration of a State Drought

To dam or not to dam? Sorry, Arnold, that’s not even the question. We have to manage our water resources and watersheds as if we had to drink from them for at least the next 150 years. Minimizing our water demands, protecting our water’s quality, restoring fish and wildlife habitat and populations, increasing efficiencies and … Continue reading “Response to Governor’s Declaration of a State Drought”

Scoping Meeting on North Bay Water Reuse, Petaluma

The special scoping session for our comments on the Notice of Preparation for the North Bay Water Reuse Program will be tomorrow: Wednesday, 8/6, 10am – 11.30am ESA Consultants Office  (preparers of the EIR/EIS) 1425 N. McDowell Blvd, Suite 105 (Redwood Business Park) Petaluma, 94954 Phone: 707/ 795-0900 http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=%221425+n.+mcdowell,+petaluma%22&ie=UTF8&ll=38.277203,-122.666345&spn=0.016104,0.026608&t=h&z=15 To All, This is our opportunity … Continue reading “Scoping Meeting on North Bay Water Reuse, Petaluma”

Want Fish? Workshop on Instream Flows–AB 2121

Want Fish? The State Water Resources Control Board next workshops on maintaining instream flows, draft policies for implementing AB2121 are here. Do not let this SWRCB public workshop on minimum instream flow draft policies (AB2121) be dominated by a massive turnout by the Farm Bureau, large water sellers, and Real Estate developers, as in the … Continue reading “Want Fish? Workshop on Instream Flows–AB 2121”

Scoping Meeting for North Bay Reuse, Aug. 6, 10-11:30

Dear friends – The North Bay Water Reuse Authority has gone ahead and just released their Notice of Preparation for the NBay Water Recycling Program, the subject of HR236 and S1472.  They are expediting public meetings next week to solicit comments on the scope of the project, and what should be covered in the Draft … Continue reading “Scoping Meeting for North Bay Reuse, Aug. 6, 10-11:30”

Sonoma County Water and Lake Sonoma

It was envisioned and built to support and encourage regional growth. And 25 years later, there’s plenty of water in Lake Sonoma. The problem is getting it to the Russian River, near Wohler Bridge; taking it out again; and distributing it. A 6/22 PD story said, “The dam created a lake that when filled covers … Continue reading “Sonoma County Water and Lake Sonoma”

Comments and Article on Governor’s Drought Plan

Since Ag is 80% of total water useage in the State, and domestic use is less than 10%: Out of 100 acre feet supply: A 10% savings on domestic use would yield a one acre foot saving A 20% savings on domestic use would yield a two acre foot saving Where with Ag use: A … Continue reading “Comments and Article on Governor’s Drought Plan”