Tag: California

Agency finds Petaluma groundwater clean, cheap

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — As Petaluma’s new groundwater regulatory agency turns one, there is good news for residents living in the Petaluma groundwater basin. Preliminary tests show the basin is relatively healthy…The agency’s $470,000 annual budget comes from contributions from the city of Petaluma, Sonoma County, the water […]

CreekSpeak examines Giant Reed in area waterways

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region, dives into local plant issues on Thursday…with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks.”  Yolo County Resource Conservation District Executive Director Heather Nichols and […]

How Much Water Do Coho Salmon Need?

CALIFORNIA, Gold Ridge RCD — “The fact that they summer in these little creeks makes them really vulnerable, since so many creeks now dry up each summer,” said John Green, a lead scientist with the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, in Sebastopol, Calif. His organization, as well as […]

CreekSpeak examines giant reed

CALIFORNIA, Yolo County RCD — CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture and history, dives into local plant issues on Thursday, July 19, with “Giant Reed: A Growing Problem in Our Creeks…Yolo County Resource Conservation District executive director Heather Nichols and project […]

Sonoma groundwater agency puts brakes on fee study

CALIFORNIA, Sonoma RCD — Since its formation in June 2017, the Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) has been grappling with the complicated question of how to fund itself while it develops – and then implements – a sustainability plan for the Sonoma Valley Basin’s groundwater over the […]