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Gualala River Facts

  Location The Gualala River enters the Pacific Ocean approximately 110 miles north of San Francisco, California. Just past the mouth of the river lies the town of Gualala, a three-hour drive from San Francisco over narrow, twisting roads and stunning ocean and mountain views. Tourism and logging are the primary local industries. Gualala River watershed [click to enlarge] Land …

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FoGR – Letter to the Mayor of San Diego et al

To the Mayor of San Diego et al, April 2002   Mr. Dick Murphy 202 C Street San Diego, CA 92101 Dear Mr. Murphy, Two applications have been filed (31194 and 31195) with the State Water Resources Control Board to take 20,000 and 10,000 acre feet annually from the Gualala and Albion Rivers respectively, and tow this water in huge …

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Redwood or Red Wine Empire

By Chris PoehlmannRecent local events could lend credence to the expression “water flows uphill to money”. Just when we thought we had seen everything as far as environmental threats to our river, two more contenders have surfaced. The wildest is an application with the California Division of Water Rights by an Alaskan based international company to get appropriative rights to …

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Public urged to help save river

by Tom Cochrane, President, Friends of the Gualala River, March, 2002 We live in a threatened world with limited natural resources and the concept of sustainability seems far from our grasp. Sustainability involves using our resources with as little harm to our environment as possible, but maintaining a healthy economy while still providing for equity among the potential users. Last …

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