Frost control regulations still pending


Updated: 05/28/2010 09:27:09 AM PDT

State official says water storage measures are key to preventing future problems with river level

Growers can battle frost on their crops and help prevent future salmon kills in the Russian River by building water storage ponds on their property, said Sean White of the Russian River Flood Control and Water Conservation Improvement District.

“When it freezes, everybody needs water, and the only way to deal with that is to not have everybody on the same source at the same time,” White told a group gathered at a May 25 water rights workshop sponsored by the Mendocino Winegrape and Wine Commission, Mendocino Farm Bureau and the University of California Cooperative Extension.

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