Prologue to SCWA’s public meeting schedule notice for talking about the next Urgency Change Petitions to SWRCB and flow reductions:
If SCWA doesn’t have enough water for our salmon and steelhead, why do they keep building?
If they don’t have enough water, when will they institute mandatory reductions and efficiencies for the water they do have?
If they don’t have enough water, why do they keep taking water from the Eel River instead of fixing the mismanagement and overdrafting of the Russian River watershed?
Why are existing ratepayers being forced to subsidize the costs of expanding a water supply system to support the beneficiaries of new growth?
When will SCWA shift their course to one that is truly sustainable for at least the next 150 years?
We need to talk… about water. The Sonoma County Water Agency is hosting three meetings to inform the public about Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma water storage projections, potential mandatory water conservation, and the related impacts on residents, businesses, cities, water agencies, and agricultural communities in Mendocino and Sonoma counties. The Agency will also discuss plans to seek an Urgency Change Petition from the State Water Resources Control Board for reduced Russian River flows.
Upcoming public meetings:
Monday, March 16, 2009 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ukiah City Hall
300 Seminary Avenue
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Healdsburg City Hall
401 Grove Street
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Guerneville Veterans Memorial Hall
First and Church streets
For more information contact Brad Sherwood, public information officer, at (707) 547-1927 or sherwood@ scwa.ca.gov. You may also visit www.sonomacountywater.org to learn more about current and projected water storage in our reservoir