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Water restrictions eased along Russian River creeks

DBC winter 2014

Enhanced water-use restrictions imposed last year on more than 10,000 Sonoma County landowners whose properties lie along four critical salmon-bearing streams will be lifted this spring in recognition of improved winter rainfall.

Property owners in the affected watersheds — Dutch Bill, Green Valley and portions of Mark West and Mill creeks — must still abide by an informational order requiring they report water diversions and consumption patterns to the State Water Resources Control Board.

Like all other residents of California, they also remain bound by a set of drought regulations designed to cut water use overall by 25 percent, compared with 2013 levels.

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Source:  Mary Callahan, The Press Democrat, March 1, 2016.

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