The Water Forum Planning Group is being convened to discuss and evaluate options for a local solution that responds to the planned decommissioning of the Potter Valley Project and can inform future negotiations with PG&E.

The Planning Group is comprised of approximately 35 members representing a cross-section of interests in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties.

Goals for the Planning Group include:

  • Bring together interested parties in the Russian River and Eel River basins in a collaborative, solutions-oriented process.
  • Improve understanding of water reliability uncertainties in the Russian River and Eel River basins.
  • Problem-solve around the future of the Potter Valley Project, water supply resilience, and fisheries in both river basins.
  • Identify funding sources to support water supply resiliency solutions and environment benefits in response to the planned decommissioning of the Potter Valley Project.

Planning Group Meetings

Date: May 17, 2023
Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center

Date: July 13, 2023
Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center and Zoom

Date: September 7, 2023 – Cancelled

Date: October 5, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
Location: Ukiah Valley Conference Center and Zoom

Planning Group meetings are open to the public and meeting materials will be archived on this website.