Eel River To Get More Water
Something that I haven't followed very closely but have had some interest in was the water situation in the Eel River and how much is diverted to other areas.
The Ukiah Daily Journal reports today that the agency responsible for diverting water from the Eel is planning on reducing diversions by around a third as opposed to the 15% originally proposed.
I suppose this is good news for Humboldt, but the headline in the Ukiah Daily Journal article suggests it will be bad news for Mendocino County, or at least Lake Mendocino. This almost sounds like a smaller version of the Klamath Dams controversy.
Quite frankly, I wasn't even really sure what the Potter Valley Project- the project responsible for the water diversions- was, or where the dams in question were. I decided to find out and came up with this page, by the Mendocino Environmental Center that explains the water situation, from an environmentalist's veiwpoint, of course.
I'm sure other powers- that- be might have a different take on the water diversion than the Mendocino Environmental Center. I'd love to hear from them. Still, it doesn't look to me like reducing the diversion by a third will be much of a problem for anyone involved, at least for Mendocino County.