SCH Number 2010102053
- Russian River Frost Protection Regulation
- 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.
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