Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed
Helping to Keep Agriculture Viable in the Laguna de Santa Rosa
In the fall of 2008, Western United Dairymen (WUD), North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB) staff, the Gold Ridge and Sotoyome RCDs, and local dairy operators met to discuss future regulatory requirements that may be imposed on agricultural landowners in the Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed.
The Sotoyome Resource Conservation District, under contract with the California Department of Fish and Game, implemented a series of cleanup activities on the
Yuba Unit of the Santa Rosa Plain Ecological Reserve
on June 19, 2006. The majority of cleanup activities
took place over a 2 week period. Minor details were completed throughout the summer
months of 2006. This report is a summary of activities completed onsite.
The Copeland Creek Watershed Assessment
reviews erosion sources in the watershed, the current and historic condition of the creek channel and watershed, the extent of riparian forest, water quality and temperature conditions, and land uses. The goal of the watershed assessment is to investigate a broad range of current and historic conditions in the watershed and creek and recommend enhancement projects and Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality and creek habitat conditions.
Russian River First Flush 2007.
Urban runoff is widely acknowledged to be one of the largest sources of pollutants that impair water quality and aquatic resources. Monitoring stormwater, particularly during the first major rain event of the season helps establish baselines for pollutants, data trends, identify hotspots to follow up on and provides feedback on current and future pollutant control and reduction efforts.