For folks with no time to read, here's the long and short of it ... unless you WANT the Russian River to be shallow, algae-clogged, and totally GROSS (like last summer) every single summer for the rest of our lives, regardless of rainfall levels, PLEASE help stop low flow by doing the following:
- Download the Low Flow protest form from the West County Gazette
- Fill it out (it's really short)
- Write a heart-felt letter about summers on the river or how your business depends on tourism, etc.
- Make two photocopies, &
- Mail the three documents by MAY 10th (to allow for mail delivery time) to the following addresses:
STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD
DIVISION OF WATER RIGHTS
P.O. BOX 2000
SACRAMENTO, CA 95812-2000
Sonoma County Water Agency
C/O Grant Davis, General Manager
P.O. Box 11628, Santa Rosa, CA 95406,
Russian River Watershed Protection Committee
P.O. Box 501
Guerneville, CA 95446.
Please note that you MUST mail these things by May 10th because the Water Agencies have NOT joined the 21st century & do NOT provide email addresses or Web forms. Actually, since they also don't provide a FAX number, they haven't even joined the 20th century!