PG&E Asks for Water Release Reduction

Since Lake Medocino depends on Lake Pilsbury for its storage, PG&E is asking to reduce the amount of water it releases from Scott Dam. Russian River Flood Control & Water Conservation Improvement District, General Manager Sean White said their board has signed a letter advising all who depend on water from Lake Mendocino and the Russian River to voluntarily conserve water. White also wrote, “In the face of extreme drought, it is essential to preserve the existing water in Lake Mendocino for use during the frost and summer irrigation season. It is important to understand that every gallon taken from the river has to be replaced by a gallon released from the lake. Please consider the impact of any water use at this time.”