Ann DuBay, SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY
On June 2, the Sonoma County Water Agency will hold a community meeting on the Russian River estuary management project. Presentations will include information about the upcoming lagoon management season and the ongoing study of the historic Goat Rock Beach State Park jetty. The meeting will be from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Monte Rio Community Center (20488 California 116, Monte Rio).
The Biological Opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service in September 2008 required the Water Agency to change the way the estuary is managed in the summer. The purpose of the lagoon outlet adaptive management plan is to enhance summer habitat for young steelhead while minimizing flood risk in the estuary. The June 2 meeting is the sixth community meeting discussing the estuary since the Biological Opinion was issued.