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Laguna de Santa Rosa

 



LAGUNA DE SANTA ROSA

INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT LOCATION AND Description

The Laguna de Santa Rosa, which is a tributary of the Russian River, is located approximately 13 miles west of the City of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California. Historically, this area has served as a naturally-occurring, 7,000-acre, storm-detention basin during flooding of the Russian River and is a valuable coastal fresh water wetland. The community believes that siltation has reduced the ability of the Laguna de Santa Rosa to function as a major flood basin and that thousands of acres of wetlands habitat have been lost or degraded. Endangered species (steelhead trout and red-legged frogs) are being negatively affected due to this loss of habitat. The study will investigate and evaluate solutions to the siltation problem to restore both the storm-detention function and wetland habitat of the area.

TOTAL FUNDING

 

 

 

TOTAL COST

                     $     3,413,000

FEDERAL COST

                     $     1,706,500

NON-FEDERAL COST

                     $     1,706,500

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2015

                     $     1,068,000

ARRA FUNDING

                     $                 0

FY 2016 BUDGET

                     $                 0

COST TO COMPLETE

                     $       638,500

FY 15 accomplishments

  • The study did not receive funding in FY 14. Carryover funds were used for coordination with the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).

FY 16 accomplishments (based on the availability of funds)

  • Continue development of Feasibility Report, including sediment and economic studies, with NFS support and funding.
  • The study is in an inactive status due to a lack of Federal funding.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Sonoma County Water Agency is the NFS.
  • This project did not receive funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Title IV, Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, Feb. 17, 2009.
  • A preliminary assessment of the geomorphology and the major sources of sedimentation in the Laguna was completed in March 2004. Based on the findings and recommendations from that assessment, the NFS identified several restoration sites within the Laguna.
  • A detailed FS of the sedimentation will require extensive and costly modeling and will take four years to complete. This analysis must be completed before the PDT can evaluate the NFS’s proposed sites.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Arijs A. Rakstins, (415) 503-6720

Updated on 23 February 2015

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