January 2022

Potter Valley Project Bypass Request

Sonoma County Farm Bureau President, Jennifer Beretta, addressed PG&E Director, Mike Schonherr, in a letter requesting that PG&E adjust the Potter Valley Project operations through March 8, 2022, to maintain a diverted flow of approximately 140 CFS through the bypass.

The water diverted through the project is critical to farmers that rely on Lake Mendocino as a water source for their livelihoods. This is especially important due to the extreme drought conditions this region is facing. In addition, many fish species would benefit from this diversion, and many other ecological benefits would be realized.