NOTICE: Consideration of adoption of emergency regulations for the Russian River Watershed & information on submitting public comments

From the State Water Board:

As a reminder, the State Water Resources Control Board will consider adoption of a proposed emergency regulation for the Russian River watershed at the June 15th State Water Board Meeting which, among other things, will help ensure water is available for: (1) carryover storage in Lake Mendocino in the event conditions remain dry; (2) minimum flows for state and federally listed fish in the Russian River; and (3) minimum human health and safety needs. 

How to submit Comments

The June 15, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda provides information on the location of the State Water Board meeting and how to submit written comments.  Written comments must be received by 12:00 p.m. on June 10, 2021.  As noted under the Important Information section of the June 15, 2021 agenda, comments should be sent as follows:

  • Written Comments.  Submittals are to be sent via e-mail to the Clerk to the Board at commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov. Please indicate in the subject line, 6/15/2021 BOARD MEETING – ITEM 5.
  • Oral Comments at the Board Meeting.  If you wish to provide comments or present at the Board meeting, please refer to the additional information about participating telephonically or via the remote meeting solution is available here: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_info/remote_meeting

Information on how to view the Board meeting is available at the top of the June 15 Board Meeting agenda.  Once the proposed regulation is submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), OAL will then provide a five-day comment period for interested parties to submit comments.  The Russian River Drought Response website will be updated to provide more information on how to submit comments to OAL as that information becomes available.

If you have questions regarding this email please contact us by email at RussianRiverDrought@waterboards.ca.gov or phone at (916) 341-5318.

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