Water Conservation Resources
In Coastal California’s Mediterranean climate, most rainfall occurs in the winter months followed by a dry period in the summer and fall. In the Russian River watershed, human and wildlife needs compete for annual water resources, and demand is highest when water is least available.
As water users, whether residential or agricultural, changing the way we obtain and use water can improve reliability for both humans and fish.
Interested in implementing a water reliability or streamflow enhancement project on your property? Contact us!
Reducing residential water consumption from installation of low flow fixtures to use of drought-tolerant plants in your landscaping is a great way to conserve water. Click on the links below for more information on ways to conserve water… and save money!
- Sonoma Water: Water Conservation at Home
- Residential Self-Survey for Efficient Water Use (excel document)
- Low Water Gardening for Rural California Coastal Communities
- Water Wise Gardening for Sonoma and Marin counties
- Russian River-Friendly Landscaping Guidelines
- Occidental Arts & Ecology Center’s WATER Institute
- Sonoma RCD: Slow it. Spread it. Sink it. Store it!
Challenges for agricultural landowners in Sonoma County’s Mediterranean climate can be addressed through a number of tools that maximize water use and efficiency. For more information check the links below. And remember, your local RCD’s are a fantastic resource for water conservation and natural resource concerns! Most RCD’s provide technical site visits to assist landowners with natural resource concerns in the regions they serve!
1221 Farmers Lane, Suite F
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
707-569-1448 ext. 104
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