Comments to FERC re: Temporary Variance and “Make up Flows”

PG&E requested a temporary variance to reduce flows into the East Branch Russian River as they performed work on the Potter Valley Project. Sonoma County Water Agency requested, among other things, compensatory flows to “make up” for lost flows during this variance. Friends of the Eel River submitted comments that we agree with the need … Read more

Comments to NC Regional Water Board re: Listing Eel for Flow Impairment

Friday, April 18, 2014 Katharine Carter, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board 5550 Skylane Blvd, Suite A Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Via email to: Katharine.Carter@waterboards.ca.gov Re: Comments on the Public Review Draft 2012 Integrated Report   Dear Regional Water Quality Control Board and Staff, Please accept the following comments on the Public Review Draft … Read more

Support for Land Conservation through Western Rivers Conservancy

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Western Rivers Conservancy 1418 20th Street, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95811   On behalf of Friends of the Eel River, I write to support efforts to secure the tremendous conservation values of key parcels in the headwaters of the East Branch of the South Fork Eel River. These remarkably intact holdings … Read more

Comments to FERC re: Temporary Variance Request

Sunday, February 2, 2014 Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20426 Re: Potter Valley Project (FERC No. 77) Temporary Urgent Request for Flow Variance Due to Limited Water Availability Dear Secretary Bose: Under the present extreme and extraordinary circumstances, Friends of the Eel River concurs that FERC … Read more

Support for Proposed PLANT Act (HR 2735)

California Wilderness Coalition • Environmental Protection Information Center • Friends of the Eel River • Humboldt Baykeeper • Northcoast Environmental Center • Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment • Sonoma County Water Coalition • Willits Environmental Center Congressman Jared Huffman 1630 Longworth H.O.B. Monday, August 19, 2013 RE: Support for Proposed PLANT Act (HR 2735) … Read more

Comments to DFW & NMFS re: Urgent Request for Release of Water to Eel River

SHUTE MIHALY & WEINBERGER LLP 396 HAYES STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 T: 415 55 2-7272 F: 415 55 2-5816 www.smwl aw.com AMY J. BRICKER Attorney   October 26, 2011 Via U.S. Mail and Electronic Mail Chuck Bonham, Director California Department of Fish and Game 1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 via email … Read more

Comments to FERC re: Amendment of License for Diversion

March 17 2009 Hon. Kimberly D. Bose Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20426 Re: Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project No. 77-212: Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment for Application of Amendment of License for Diversion of Water at Lake Pillsbury (Potter Valley Project) Dear Secretary Bose: Friends of the Eel River … Read more