View Full Version : Lake Mendocino Russian River Water flows DRASTICLY reduced

01-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Just heard on the news , Because of the water conditions . Lake Mendocino water release will go from 75 cubic ft per sec to 25 immediately........... . It begins.....

I just saw some pics of it last week and it reminds me of the drought in the late 70's. Its real bad

Line Stretcher
01-02-2014, 03:18 PM
Yep, heard they got approval on the New Years Eve. They are going to try to breach the mouth today and let the fish in. DFW is monitoring the flows. The flow cuts affect the North and East forks and the main river down to Dry Creek (Healdsburg). Lake Sonoma feeds it after that and they have cut flows way back there already.

They will likely increase the flow out of Lake Sonoma for the Steelhead Winter Run, Chinooks and Coho. I'm keeping a pretty close eye on it.

The Russian remains open to fishing but be sure to call 707-944-5533 to verify it before you head out. The message is usually updated every Wednesday but it can be changed at any time.