Photo Project to Document Invasive Plant Growth and Other Low Flow Related Problems

I don’t think that the reality of what we are in for has hit home with people yet. SCWA is determined to keep the flow as low as possible to see what will happen. Next year they will aim to make it permanent at the behest of NMFS and the Biological Opinion. It is our … Continue reading “Photo Project to Document Invasive Plant Growth and Other Low Flow Related Problems”

Clean Water Act Alert

Finally, after years of delay, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is going to mark up (vote on) a compromise version of the Clean Water Restoration Act (S. 787) THIS Thursday, June 18. This is an all-hands-on-deck alert! We need your help to make sure our Senators know how critically important it is … Continue reading “Clean Water Act Alert”

Petaluma Concerned about Asphalt Plant Proposed facility would operate round the clock; residents worry about environmental impacts

Paul Payne, Press Democrat, August 14, 2008 Plans for a 24-hour asphalt plant along the Petaluma River upstream from Schollenberger Park are drawing fire from environmentalists concerned the facility might drive off wildlife and bring noise, water pollution and unwanted smells. Dutra Materials of San Rafael is proposing the 38-acre plant at Haystack Landing on … Continue reading “Petaluma Concerned about Asphalt Plant Proposed facility would operate round the clock; residents worry about environmental impacts”

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Reversed their Previous Straw Vote and Voted 3-2 against Dutra’s Asphalt Plant Proposal!

Supervisors Zane, Carrillo & Brown voted against (Kerns & Kelly for) June 9, 2009 The Dutra Asphalt Plant hearing before the Board of Supervisors went on until 7:00 p.m. into the evening. Valerie Brown was the first to speak when it was time for the Board to express their opinions (following public testimony). I have … Continue reading “The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Reversed their Previous Straw Vote and Voted 3-2 against Dutra’s Asphalt Plant Proposal!”

KLAMATH RIVER WATER QUALITY STANDARDS APPROVED

NEW AND STRONGER KLAMATH RIVER WATER QUALITY STANDARDS APPROVED BY CALIFORNIA On 7 September, after much debate, the California Water Resources Board formally approved new water quality standards (called ³TMDLs,² or ³total maximum daily loads² in Clean Water Act parlance) for the mainstem of the Klamath River. This decision gives final California agency approval to … Continue reading “KLAMATH RIVER WATER QUALITY STANDARDS APPROVED”