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Eel River Valley Groundwater

Lower Eel_9.15.2014The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) established a process for local agencies to develop an Alternative in lieu of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

Humboldt County submitted an “Alternative” based on analysis of conditions in the lower Eel River groundwater basin claiming the basin has operated within sustainable yield for the past 10 years. Given the low flows, and other issues like salt water intrusion in the lower Eel valley, we do not agree that the basin has operated within sustainable yield.

Learn more about SGMA
Humboldt County’s SGMA Alternative
Comments accepted here until April 1 2017

BLM’s NW California Resource Management Plan

File_007The Bureau of Land Management is updating their Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan, the purpose of which is to make land use decisions to guide the management of BLM lands within the planning area. The plan needs to needs to address current planning issues and resource conditions using up to date information and incorporating present-day policies and direction.

In our comments we encourage protecting wild lands from human impacts; restoring native species, functional wildlife habitat, and ecological processes; and connecting the public to the landscape with sustainable recreation opportunities.

Read our comments here.

Fish Flows Project

Potter Valley Project Diversion TunnelAsk Sonoma County Water Agency to manage the Russian River without Eel River water.

Under orders from the State Water Board and federal fisheries managers, the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) is rewriting the rules that govern stream flows in the Russian River watershed. This is important because water diverted from the upper mainstem Eel River through the Potter Valley Project has long been used to cover up the over-allocation and mismanagement of the Russian River’s own flows.

Click here to learn more and comment by March 10 2017.