Russian River Dam Replacement Causing Partial Closure of the River

More troubles for the Russian River this summer. The Russian River will be closed near Forestville until October due to the need to replace the seasonal rubber dam. The dam just downstream from the Woehler Bridge is “past its useful life expectancy” – it was installed in 1995. Fortunately, officials say the replacement project will not affect delivering water to North Bay residents. The Upper river down to Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach and Riverfront Park remain open though drought conditions are noticeable.

Sonoma County Water Agency General Manager Grant Davis spoke with KSRO’s Michelle Marques about this and other issues facing the Russian River.