Atmospheric River: North Bay Water Officials Wait & See On Easing Restrictions After Major StormThanks to the massive storm over the weekend, the Russian River in the North Bay is once again full of water.
Russian River Rubber Dam Deflated Due to Impending StormWith a major storm expected to hit the Bay Area Sunday, a rubber dam in the Russian River near Forestville will be deflated Saturday to prevent damage to the dam from high river flows, authorities said.
Storm System Brings Hope to Parched North Bay, ReservoirsLake Mendocino is where Gov Newsom declared a drought emergency back in April. Now, water is finally flowing into this reservoir again, raising the same question that is being asked across much of Californian. How much progress could reasonably be made here in one winter?
Lake Mendocino Water Level Drops to Nearly Historic LowThe water level in Lake Mendocino on Thursday fell below 20,000 acre feet despite earlier state orders preventing hundreds of water rights holders from drawing from the Russian River.
CA Drought: Water Regulators Investigating Illegal Siphoning Of Russian RiverThe State Water Resources Control Board is the agency investigating the water losses at Lake Mendocino and they’re asking people to report any illegal water diversions at Russian River.
State Warns Boaters, Sonoma Residents Of Toxic Algae In Russian RiverThe State Water Resources Control Board is cautioning boaters and other recreational water users after detecting toxic algal mats growing at the bottom of the Russian River.
California Drought: Shrinking Lake Mendocino Forces Water Cuts To Sonoma County Russian River RegionResidents in the Russian River region of northern Sonoma County are already facing mandatory water rationing. But now, the situation has become so dire that some agricultural users are being cut off completely.
Sonoma County Starts Shuttle From Santa Rosa To Russian River BeachesSonoma County announced this week it’s starting a weekend shuttle bus service this Saturday that transports visitors from Santa Rosa to two Russian River beaches.
‘Long Overdue’ Russian River Revitalization Project LaunchesOfficials with Sonoma County announced on Tuesday the launch of the Russian River Revitalization project this summer, aimed at improving the river's health in spite of recent wildfires and ongoing drought conditions.
Russian River Inflatable Dam Replacement To Close Boating In Area Through SummerThe Russian River's inflatable rubber dam near Forestville is being replaced for the first time since 1995, with construction starting Monday and continuing until mid-October.
Drought Emergency: State Water Board Orders Reductions In Russian River Minimum Flows, DiversionsThe California State Water Resources Control Board ordered reductions this week on minimum instream flows and diversions from the Russian River as drought conditions worsen in the river's watershed.
California Drought: Water Board Issues Mandatory Restrictions for Upper Russian River BasinThe California Water Resources Control Board announced new restrictions Wednesday on water diversions in the Upper Russian River basin, in order to protect fish habitat and drinking water supplies as drought conditions worsen across the state.
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.