Russian River Frost Protection Regulation

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Russian River Frost Protection Regulation
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The proposed regulation would affect water diversions for frost protection of agriculture lands
Document Description
The regulation provides that water diversions from the Russian River stream system, including hydraulically connected groundwater, for frost protection from March 15 through May 15 are a violation of the prohibition against the unreasonable diversion or use of water, unless water is diverted in accordance with a Board approved water demand management program (WDMP), or the water is diverted upstream of Warm Springs Dam is Sonoma County or Coyote Dam in Mendocino County. A WDMP would consist of: 1) an inventory of the frost diversion systems within the area subject to the WDMP, 2) a stream stage monitoring program, 3) an assessment of the risk of salmonid stranding mortality due to frost diversions, 4) the implementation of corrective actions to prevent stranding mortality, and 5) annual reporting of program activities.

Contact Information

Karen Niiya
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Mendocino, Sonoma
State Highways
Hwy 101, 29
Russian River & its tributaries

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services

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