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SCWA Dangerously Low Water Supply Alert

SCWA Low Water Supply Level Alert

Press conference: Thursday, 4/12, 10:30am, Healdsburg Memorial Beach

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release Contact:
April 10, 2007 Brad Sherwood 707. 521.6204
Cell Phone: 707.570.7448
Dangerously Low Water Supply Levels Projected
Agency to urge for immediate water conservation
Santa Rosa, CA –The Sonoma County Water Agency (Agency) on Thursday, April
12 will hold a press conference to announce the release of a projection
that indicates dangerously low water supply levels in Lake Mendocino this
summer and fall. The Agency will call for the immediate implementation of
voluntary water conservation efforts by its water contractors, customers
and agricultural community. Impacts of the low water supply levels will be
addressed, including Russian River flow levels and fishery concerns. The
year-long projection is based on past and projected rainfall patterns,
Russian River flow requirements, and recent agricultural and municipal
water demands in the Russian River above Healdsburg. The water released
from Lake Mendocino plays a significant role in providing drinking water
to 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties, habitat for
threatened salmon species and recreation.
Who: The Sonoma County Water Agency – Speakers to include:
Agency Board of Directors Tim Smith and Paul Kelley; Pam Jeane, deputy
chief engineer of operations; Chris Murray, principal engineer; Sean
White, principal environmental specialist.
What: Announcement of Russian River Water Supply Projections
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Healdsburg Memorial Beach – On the Russian River (near the fish
ladder)
13839 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA (directions attached)
RSVP: Contact Brad Sherwood at 707-521-6204 to verify your attendance –
special parking will be provided at the site.
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Sonoma County Water Agency provides water supply, flood protection and
sanitation services for portions of Sonoma and Marin counties. Visit us on
the Web at www.sonomacountywater.org.
Directions to Press Conference at Healdsburg Memorial Beach
>From San Francisco/Bay Area:
1) Take Highway 101 North towards Healdsburg
2) Take exit towards Healdsburg Avenue
3) Turn right onto Old Redwood Highway
4) Turn left into Healdsburg Memorial Beach
Follow the road through the parking lot to the Russian River. Parking will
be available near the Russian River. The press conference will take place
near the Russian River and fish ladder.
>From Eureka/Northern California:
1) Take Highway 101 South towards Healdsburg
2) Take Westside Road exit toward Guerneville
3) Turn left onto Westside road
4) Stay straight to go onto Mill Street
5) Turn right onto Healdsburg Avenue/ Old Redwood Highway
6) Turn right into Healdsburg Memorial Beach
Follow the road through the parking lot to the Russian River. Parking will
be available near the Russian River. The press conference will take place
near the Russian River and fish ladder.
Contact:
Brad Sherwood
Programs Specialist
Sonoma County Water Agency
Phone: 707.521.6204 (office)