PG&E Says it May Sell or Abandon the Potter Valley Project Which Dams the Eel River

Aerial photo of Scott Dam and Lake Pillsbury

PG&E’s Director of Energy Generation, Dave Moller, dropped a bombshell at the Eel Russian River Commission yesterday afternoon in the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors’ chambers. Moller said PG&E is considering “all its options” regarding the Potter Valley Project (PVP) which, in order to generate electricity, diverts water from the Eel River into the Russian River watershed. These options, he said, include

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Meeting on Proposed Respite Center for the Homeless in Redway Got Hot

Church in REdway

On Thursday, a heated debate broke out during a community meeting at the site of the proposed Respite Center in Redway. Paul Encimer, a homeless advocate, and other concerned residents propose to use a former church on Whitmore Avenue to provide food and clothing to those with low-incomes and the unhoused. And, to judge from those who showed up at

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Garberville Faces Possible Water Shortage, Wants to Develop a Connecting Water System With Redway, and Wrestles with Cannabis Policy


  Garberville water users could face a water supply shortage this summer if the broken GSD water treatment contact chamber is not repaired. Meanwhile, that situation has highlighted the need for an intertie (a metered connection) between the water supply systems of the GSD and the Redway CSD for redundancy during emergencies, according to GSD General Manager Ralph Emerson and

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