General Water Issues & Actions
On September 7, 2023, President Doug Beretta and ED Dayna Ghirardelli submitted letters to twelve state and local electeds in support of the New Eel-Russian Facility proposal put forth by the Sonoma County Water Agency, Mendocino County Inland Water and Power Commission, and the Round Valley Indian Tribes to advance a regional solution for preserving flows in the Russian River and improving Eel River fisheries.
December 2022, Alexander Valley On-Farm Recharge (OFR) Initiative Sonoma County Farm Bureau offered support for the Alexander Valley On-Farm Recharge (OFR) Initiative. The OFR Initiative will capture high flows from the Russian River and deliver that water across the Alexander Valley to partnering farmlands to replenish the local aquifer. The target is to replenish the groundwater basin with up to 9,000 acre feet of available Russian River flood flows during a typical year.