The Sonoma County Water Agency reports this week that “a third straight year of below-average rainfall in the Russian River watershed has left the region’s two main water storage reservoirs, Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino, near historic lows”, and describes the “first eight months of 2022 (as)” Sonoma County’s driest in 128 years, with precipitation 19.8 inches below the normal”.
To discuss how the drought is affecting those who depend on the Russian River, Sonoma County officials and regional partners will present an update on the drought and its impacts on Sonoma County at a town hall meeting. virtual at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022,” the sixth such meeting in a series of monthly drought-related public forums.
Thursday’s forum will be moderated by Supervisor Susan Gorin and “will include a panel of experts reporting on the latest long-term weather forecasts and outlook for the remainder of the fire season; water use in the wine industry; and support programs for private well owners, including people whose wells run dry.
The briefing will be streamed live on the Sonoma County Facebook page. The live Spanish translation can be viewed on the Sonoma County YouTube channel. Questions can also be submitted in advance to [email protected]
Register here to see the town hall live: https://sonomacounty.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l2UFucwXQmu5KHf7q4wEOw