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Sonoma Agency, 1/3/24: Sonoma Water has received a $2 million grant to advance a plan for “fish-friendly” water diversion to the Russian River, one of the sources of Marin’s supply.
Press Democrat, 11/17/23: The utility said work deconstructing two more-than-century-old dams on the Eel River could begin as early as 2028
Marin Independent Journal, 10/28/23: Marin water agencies are backing a proposal from a coalition of organizations in Sonoma and Mendocino counties to buy portions of a PG&E hydropower plant to enable water diversion.
Press Democrat, 8/7/2023, Sonoma, Mendocino water managers seek to preserve water transfer infrastructure as part of PG&E license surrender for Potter Valley power plant.
Press Democrat, 7/16/23: Due to complex water grid, changing flow has far-reaching consequences
Press Democrat, 5/18/23: The newly formed Russian River Water Forum will consider alternatives in a future without the PG&E hydroelectric plant that for decades has shunted Eel River water into the Russian River
Press Democrat, 4/18/23: A conservation group is calling for the removal of dams from the river to aid the restoration of fish habitats.
The Mendocino Voice, 3/26/23: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is about eight months into a 30-month planning timeline for the license surrender of the Potter Valley Project
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, KZYX, 3/18/23: PG&E has signaled strongly that it is considering the expedited removal of Scott Dam due to seismic concerns
Press Democrat, 3/17/23: Seismically risky dam conditions contribute to uncertainty for future water supply, fishery conditions in late summer, fall
The Mendocino Voice, 2/7/23: The city of Ukiah has received a $53.7 million grant to expand its water recycling project across multiple schools and parks, enabling the city to offset 50% of its average water use with treated wastewater by fall of 2024.