Down at the river and most of the beach is now accessible. The water is beautiful, not quite summer green, but a nice shade of olive green. Moving too fast for boats, but the ducks like it fine. Bright sunshine. I expected to be cold and wore a coat, gloves, and scarf, and then had to take them all off. Even my fleece was too warm. A lovely lead-in to Easter Weekend and all of of our canine guests should have a great time (along with their human companions).
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The Water Agency has announced that the river flows will not be reduced as planned, so there will be plenty of water for summer water activities. Miracle March indeed!
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What Sonoma County Water Agency officials are calling a “Miracle March,” of heavy rainfall has pushed water supply conditions for the Russian River from “critical” to “normal,” ”
The move to normal means the water agency will not reduce Russian River flows in April.
“That means there is more water in the river system for recreation and more water in the system in the fall for the Chinook salmon run,” said Sonoma County Water Agency spokesman Brad Sherwood.
Pillsbury Lake went from 43 percent of capacity to 82 percent in 3½-weeks.
All this happened without me--I was in the desert in India. So I have the best of all worlds--missed all the rain, but it rained enough to bail out the drought fears.
And right now the sun is shining after some morning showers. All is good! We won't be dragging kayaks over gravel bars this summer!
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One of the projects for when I come back is to gather information on all of our arts. We have an abundance of artists, art galleries, community theaters, and performance venues, many of which tend to be known only to locals but are deserving of much broader support. So stay tuned....
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They are so endangered any loss is a big loss and if they are in the river when they are not supposed to be they may be hooked by people who don't know what they are. Fish and Game has been posting information to educate people as to what they look like, so they don't get fished by mistake.
Worrisome in a year when we've had record numbers of returning adult Coho.
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