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Goldridge RCD partners with residents to build a resilient water future

posted Mar 5, 2015, 4:43 PM by NBCAI North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 4:44 PM ]
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District is partnering with residents of the coastal Green Valley Creek watershed to build a more resilient water future with rainwater catchment systems and off-channel water storage. Federal funds from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) were granted to help reduce the dry season competition between well-water dependent residents and wildlife for groundwater. Designed for homes, ranches and dairy operations, these rural rainwater catchment systems can collect a wide range of volumes: from 9,000 to 1.4 million gallons per system. As drought conditions persist, Gold Ridge RCD will likely continue projects that expand alternative water sourcing methods in western Sonoma County. Read about Gold Ridge RCD’s previous rural water conservation program in the Salmon Creek watershed here.