Public Notices

    Fish Habitat Flows and Water Rights Project - Draft EIR

    Public comment deadline:  February 14, 2017
    The Water Agency is seeking public comments on the Fish Habitat Flows and Water Rights Project (Fish Flow Project) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for public review. The Fish Flow Project DEIR describes the Proposed Project, the purpose of the project, why it is necessary and the potential environmental impacts of the project.

    View the Fish Flow Project webpage for more information.


    Occidental County Sanitation District Sewer Wastewater Compliance Transport Project

    The Occidental County Sanitation District Sewer Wastewater Compliance Transport Project would allow Occidental’s wastewater to be transported, treated and discharged at treatment plants near Guerneville and Airport Business Park by making minor modifications to the District's wastewater treatment facility on Lu Dan Road, lift station on Bohemian Highway, and the Russian River County Sanitation District's main lift station and an adjacent parcel of land.

    All modifications are needed in the Project in order to bring the District into compliance with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board's law to protect the habitat for endangered coho salmon that live in the watershed where recycled water is discharged.

    A Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration (IS/ND), in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, was released on December 21. The deadline for public comments has been extended to 5 p.m., February 24, 2017. In addition, on January 24, the Sonoma County Water Agency Board of Directors will be considering a request to hold a public hearing on February 16, at 6 p.m. at the Monte Rio Community Center. Please check back on January 25 for updated information..

    Comments on the IS/ND can be submitted to Jeff Church, 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or to

    Printed copies of the IS/ND can be found at the following locations:

    • Sonoma County Water Agency: 404 Aviation Blvd Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    • Guerneville Regional Library: 14107 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446
    • Occidental Library:  73 Main Street, Occidental, CA 95465
    • Forestville Library:  7050 Covey Road, Forestville CA. 95436

    Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration (PDF)

    Wastewater Compliance Transport Project - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)