Close to Home: What’s next for Potter Valley Project?

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The Press Democrat, November 24, 2019. California Trout, Humboldt County, the Mendocino County Inland Water and Power Commission and the Sonoma County Water Agency signaled to the Federal Energy Regulation Commission in June that they are exploring options for the future of the Potter Valley Project.

Saving Salmon

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The Bohemian, November 6, 2019. Will overhauling Scott Dam save native fish? DAM’D IF YOU DON’T Some see an opportunity to revive fish runs by overhauling the Scott Dam and related infrastructure pieces collectively called the “Potter Valley Project.”

Round Valley Tribes join two-basin solution effort for Potter Valley Project

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The Ukiah Daily Journal, September 11, 2019. The Round Valley Indian Tribes announced this week that they have signed an agreement to join with users of both the Eel River and Russian River to seek a “Two-Basin Solution” for the re-licensing of the Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project, which diverts water from the Eel River into the Russian River.

Round Valley Indian Tribes Joins Effort to Craft a Two-Basin Solution for Eel and Russian Rivers

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September 11, 2019. The Round Valley Indian Tribes have signed an agreement to join with water users in the Eel River Basin and Russian River Basin to seek a two-basin solution for the relicensing of the Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project. The partnership includes California Trout, Mendocino Inland Water and Power Commission, Sonoma Water, and the County of Humboldt. The Round Valley Indian Tribes joined this partnership because they are committed to exploring a regional solution that meets the interests and concerns of all water users in both basins.

North Coast Entities to Sign Potter Valley Project Planning Agreement

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May 18, 2019. The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water), Mendocino Inland Water and Power Commission, and California Trout, Inc. are working towards adopting a Potter Valley Project (Project) planning agreement to secure the region’s water supply and protect endangered salmon species in the Eel River and upper Russian River. Driven by an ad hoc process facilitated by Congressman Jared Huffman, the planning agreement will provide a structure to fund and develop a collaborative two basin proposal for the future of the Project to support water resources and fisheries restoration in both watersheds.