Mendocino County Farm Bureau supports local control of the Potter Valley Project.
The support of our membership is what allows us to continue to host events that educate the public and work on critical issues such as water supply. As a member, you will continue to receive updates on the latest developments in the licensing and sale of the Project through your e-letter subscription. Please contact our office if you have an updated e-mail address. If you are not a member, please consider joining the united voice of Farm Bureau.
- Developed a postcard to provide our community with an opportunity to speak to their elected officials. View more information under the Community Education section.
- Hosted a free community meeting to provide updates on the Potter Valley Project licensing process; slideshow, handout and video can be found under “Community Education” below.
- Published in the Ukiah Daily Journal, view article.
- For 15+ years we have been providing water tours to the public to provide a hands-on understanding of the water system.
- Keeping our members informed with new developments through our quarterly newsletter and our e-letter subscription.
- Provided a free event at Mendocino College to view and discuss the documentary, “A River’s Last Chances.”
MCFB has hired a professional communications company to assist in developing messaging and outreach materials so that we can continue to expand our educational campaign related to the Potter Valley Project and related licensing process. The goal of this campaign is to work with the various interests and communities that benefit from the Project so that there is a broad-based understanding of the importance of maintaining the power and water supply. If you are interested in contributing to this effort, donations are being accepted. Please click on the DONATE button below or contact the MCFB office for additional information.
The Economic Impacts of Water and Agricultural Industries: Inland Mendocino County December 2015
Silva-Jordan, P.T. 2016. Planning Alternatives for Lake Mendocino (Coyote Valley Dam) in the Upper Russian River System Storage and Water Supply Reliability Study. MS Thesis. U.C. Davis. 2016 (analysis of raising Coyote Dam and related water supply w/ and w/o the water supply from the Potter Valley Project).
Annual Chinook and Steelhead counts from 1933-2018
VTN Oregon, Inc. 1982. Potter Valley Project (FERC No. 77) Fisheries Study. Final Report. Volumes I & II. Prepared for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Ramon, CA. December 1982. –( P. 315 habitat survey data of potential salmonid spawning and rearing habitat of 35.7 miles above Scott Dam)
Cooper, E.J. 2017. An Estimation of Potential Salmonid Habitat Capacity in the Upper Mainstem Eel River, California. MS Thesis. Humboldt State University. May 2017. ( P. 2 Modeling estimates of potential salmonid habitat above Scott Dam)
licensing Related Documents
Pacific Gas and Electric Company. 2017. Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 77, Relicensing Pre-Application Document (PAD). Volume 1: Public Information Sections 1-7, & Volume 2: Public Information Appendices A-G. April 2017.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company. 2018. Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 77, Revised Study Plan. January 2018.
PG&E Potter Valley Project Notice of Withdrawal
Letter of FERC Notice Soliciting Applications March 1, 2019
May 2019 Planning Agreement for Potential Licensing of the Potter Valley Project
Notice of Intent Submitted to FERC June 28, 2019
FERC NOI Partner Acceptance Letter August 1st, 2019