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Water Export

Local News Advice puts Eel River diversion plan on shelf March, 2008: A recently revived proposal to divert water from a protected portion of the Eel River near Dos Rios has been quietly shelved following a negative legal opinion. Diverting water from a Wild & Scenic River? October, 2007: Mendocino County studies a plan to divert water from the Wild …

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After the Storm

2/20/2006   Peter “The river mouth has formed a double sand spit, an atypical configuration — a small ‘counter-spit’, growing in the reverse (south) direction of the main spit’s growth, overlaps the ocean side of the spit, and deflects the shrunken mouth southward about a hundred feet. It partially chokes the mouth, so the lagoon stands above the low tide.” …

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Sonoma County General Plan, Forestry Element

Sonoma County is considering the issue of converting forestland to vineyards and other uses as part of their update to the General Plan. The issue is seen as so urgent that the Supervisors intend to pass an ordinance regulating conversions before they consider the rest of the General Plan. The Planning Commission reviewed the proposed timberland conversion ordinance on January …

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Year-end storm: Gualala Point / Mouth

12/31/2005   Peter “Soon after noon, the northern 2/3 of the sand spit was almost completely eroded from the river side, leaving 4 evenly spaced mounds (beach cusps) with vertical scarps facing the river, and low washover troughs between them. The above-tide mounds were less than 5 m wide by 1:30, and it’s likely that most of it will be …

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Stop the Mad Water Grab

VIA FACSIMILE AND FIRST CLASS MAIL Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District 828 Seventh Street P.O. Box 95 Eureka, California 95502 Attention: Carol Rische, General Manager Re: Proposal to Export Mad River Water from Humboldt Bay via Bag-and-Tugboat Operation Dear Sirs and Mesdames: We represent a rapidly growing coalition of citizens’ groups that are vehemently opposed to the project proposed to …

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“Protect the Forest”

Friends of the Gualala River protects the Gualala River watershed in Northern California and the species living within it.

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