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Sonoma County to hold town hall on drought

The public is invited to a town hall meeting this Thursday to learn more about how the county is tackling the drought from the high level.

Sonoma Water and Board of Supervisors Chair Lynda Hopkins and Supervisor and Sonoma Water Agency Director James Gore will host a virtual Drought Town Hall on Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. The Town Hall will be held utilizing a Zoom webinar and will be broadcast live on Director Hopkins’ Facebook page. The focus of the meeting will be on the drought and impacts to the Russian River watershed. Speakers will include representatives from the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water), State Regional Water Quality Control Board, Sonoma County Regional Parks, and Sonoma County Environmental Health.

Representatives will discuss the drought, its impact on the Russian River and community, as well as the Temporary Urgency Change Petition (TUCP) filed by Sonoma Water. The TUCP seeks state approval to lower minimum instream flows in the Russian River to preserve water in Lake Sonoma due to drought conditions. The TUCP also seeks to reduce pumping of Russian River water by 20 percent. Learn more about the TUCP and the drought online.

How to participate

The public zoom link and call in are below:

***Public Link****

When: Jun 3, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Lower Russian River Drought Public Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 907125

Or One tap mobile : US: +16699009128,,91817502049# or +13462487799,,91817502049#

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