Wastewater in pond ruled illegal

HEALDSBURG by Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Friday, August 11, 2006 A federal appeals court, in a swift application of the Supreme Court’s new standards for federal regulation of wetlands, ruled Thursday that the city of Healdsburg illegally dumped sewage from a waste treatment plant into a pond whose waters seep into the Russian River. … Continue reading “Wastewater in pond ruled illegal”

Protections for Storm Water and Nonpoint Source Discharges

Attached is a Notice of Board Member Quorum for the California Ocean Plan, Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) Special Protections to Address Storm Water and Nonpoint Source Discharges commencing on August 15, 2006, in Monterey, California. State Water Resources Control Board Executive Office Tam M. Doduc, Board Chair 1001 I Street • Sacramento, California … Continue reading “Protections for Storm Water and Nonpoint Source Discharges”

Proposed City Ordinance Requiring the Inspection and Repair of Sewer Lines

Pursuant to the October 2005 settlement agreement between the City and Northern California River Watch, Santa Rosa Utilities Department staff was required to recommend the adoption by the Council of an ordinance requiring the inspection of private laterals prior to the sale of property. The recommended ordinance would require the inspection and repair, if necessary, … Continue reading “Proposed City Ordinance Requiring the Inspection and Repair of Sewer Lines”

State Court Backs Coho Protection Rules

John Driscoll The Times-Standard A Sacramento court has upheld decisions by the California Fish and Game Commission to list coho salmon in Northern California as protected under state law. Judge Gail Ohanesian in Sacramento Superior Court ruled late last week that the commission and the California Department of Fish and Game acted within the law … Continue reading “State Court Backs Coho Protection Rules”

Clarification on Rapanos’ Supreme Court Decision

If you’ve not yet heard the Supreme Court decided Rapanos and Carabell, the opinion written by Scalia is one of the worst environmental decisions ever. It eliminates protection for 80% of all wetlands, most class 2 and all ephemeral streams. It reverses all the gains made over the past 20 years in protecting waters of … Continue reading “Clarification on Rapanos’ Supreme Court Decision”


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”