The purpose of the Working Groups is to support a shared understanding of the technical, governance, economic and legal issues related to the Potter Valley Project and potential alternatives for its future. Working Group activities are driven by the needs of the Planning Group; each Working Group is responsible for presenting its findings, discussion outcomes, and recommendations (if any) to the Planning Group and the public.
Information about the Working Groups, including meeting times, can be found below.
Water Supply & Fisheries Working Group
The Water Supply & Fisheries Working Group will support a shared understanding of water supply and fisheries issues relevant to potential alternatives for the future of the Potter Valley Project.
Meeting #1: Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Technical Briefing: Wednesday, June 21,2023
Water Rights & Water Management Working Group
The Water Rights & Water Management Working Group will address water rights issues associated with potential alternatives for the future of the Potter Valley Project.
Meeting #1: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Meeting #2: Monday, August 21, 2023
Meeting #3: Monday, September 18, 2023
Meeting #4: Monday, October 16, 2023 and Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Meeting #5: TBD
Technical Briefing: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Finance & Economics Working Group
The Finance & Economics Working Group will be responsible for understanding, researching, and vetting funding structures and sources for the various alternative solutions.
- Meetings TBD
Governance Working Group
The Governance Working Group will be responsible for generating, exploring, and vetting governance structures for a potential future entity that would operate the Potter Valley Project.
- Meetings TBD
Russian River Resiliency Subcommittee
The Russian River Resiliency Subcommittee will develop sustainable project concepts (beyond the PVP) that will improve insight on water availability, address water supply reliability, and reduce demand, with the aim of improving water supply reliability in the Russian River watershed under drought and climate change conditions.
Meeting #1: Tuesday, September 26, 2023