Lessons From Past Droughts Drive Decisions At Marin County Water DistrictIt’s no secret that this has been a dry winter. In Novato, they’ve had the lowest level of rainfall ever recorded. But water officials there say the community has learned to be more water-conscious, and that may help a lot this time.
LNU Lightning Complex: 'Not Done With This By A Long Shot'; Hennessey Fire Remains Top FocusThe northwest tip of the Hennessey Fire, burning just south of Middletown in Lake County, remains the top priority Friday for firefighting efforts on the LNU Lightning Complex fires, Cal Fire officials said.
LNU Lightning Complex: Shifting Wind Pushes Walbridge Fire Toward North Bay CommunitiesUp and down the west side of Highway 101, Saturday was another day for residents to follow the expanding evacuation zones as shifting winds pushed the Walbridge Fire toward Healdsburg and Geyserville.
Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Russian RiverThe body of a missing 13-year-old boy was found Thursday submerged in the Russian River in the unincorporated town of Rio Nido, according to the sheriff's office.
Guerneville Residents Wary as Tourist Influx Tests Social-Distancing DemandsFor business owners in downtown Guerneville, this weekend should be the kickoff to the summer tourist season. This year, that's something a lot of locals are not interested in.
Dry Spell Prompts Sonoma County to Inflate Russian River Rubber Dam EarlyThe Sonoma County Water Agency has begun inflating its rubber dam on the Russian River near Forestville in response to a month of dry weather, officials said Friday.
Woman Rescued After Car Plunges Into Russian River Near Sonoma County CoastA woman was taken to a Santa Rosa hospital late Saturday afternoon after her vehicle veered off state Highway 1 into the Russian River.
Sonoma County Dive Team Finds Body Of Swimmer Who Went Missing In Russian RiverThe Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office’s dive team found a deceased man Wednesday morning who disappeared a day earlier while swimming in the Russian River at Monte Rio Beach, fire officials said.
Petaluma Man Drowns In Russian River In GeyservilleA Petaluma man became separated from his family and drowned in the Russian River in Geyserville Sunday evening, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
Russian River, Still Running High, Slows Start of Summer SeasonUnseasonable May rains have the Russian River running too high and fast for many boating operations. It's another, if minor, setback for an area still struggling to fully recover from February flooding.
Inflatable Dam on Russian River Lowered to Prevent DamageThe Sonoma County Water Agency is lowering the inflatable rubber dam on the Russian River to prevent damage from raised river flows caused by heavy rain this week.
Sheriff's Helicopter Rescues Fremont Family From Russian River After Inner Tubes Get Stuck On BushesA Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office helicopter rescued a Fremont family when their inner tubes got stuck on bushes in the middle of the Russian River Tuesday.
Illegal Dumping Plagues Russian River Residents Still Cleaning Up After FloodingAs if they didn't have enough to contend with, neighbors who are still cleaning up from the recent flooding at Russian River, now have to deal with illegal dumping by outsiders.
Free Curbside Collection of Flood Debris Starts Monday in Russian River CommunitiesCurbside debris collection will begin Monday for Russian River communities affected by recent storms and flooding, Sonoma County officials said.
February Storms Triggers Explosion Of Colorful Desert Flowers