Lake Sonoma News

7/18/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…

7/16/2021
BoatUS News
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…

7/1/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…

6/24/2021
RBFF News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…

6/15/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…

6/7/2021
BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

5/20/2021
BoatUS News
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20, 2021 – The voices of recreational boaters, more than 4,000 strong who recently contacted their California state legislators and governor’s office asking for a more responsible and fair boat registration fee increase, have been heard. During recent budget negotiations, Boat Owners…

5/14/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

3/26/2021
Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

3/24/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

3/15/2021
BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

2/10/2021
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/29/2020 11:49:00 PM
Sonoma News
Sonoma International Film Festival offers a virtual screening of a 2015 survival film called “Backcountry” on Saturday, Oct. 31. DreadCentral.com says it “Does for the woods what ’Jaws’ did for the ...

10/29/2020 7:33:00 AM
Modesto Bee
Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano counties. The following year was the most destructive and deadliest for wildfires in the state’s history. It included the Camp Fire, which destroyed the ...

10/29/2020 5:37:00 AM
Houston Chronicle
Since 2015, several monstrous fires have plagued Lake, Sonoma and Napa counties. This is how it is - and isn't - transforming the region.

10/28/2020 1:40:00 PM
San Francisco Chronicle
Tiny by American Viticultural Area (AVA) standards, Dry Creek Valley is longer (16 miles) than it is wide (2 miles), bisecting both the Russian River and Lake Sonoma. Dry Creek Road, running parallel ...

10/27/2020 11:51:26 AM
San Francisco Chronicle on MSN.com
A trek through northern Sonoma County is a study in microclimates, including Dry Creek Valley. One moment, you’re engulfed in a veil of fog on Westside Road. The next, you emerge into Dry Creek Valley ...

10/24/2020 5:10:52 PM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
PG&E, facing the most dangerous windstorm of 2020, expects to shut off power to an estimated 394,000 homes and businesses as severe "red flag" warnings go into effect and wildfire risks intensify.

10/24/2020 5:10:52 PM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
Cal Fire is staffing and positioning crews in high-risk areas to prepare for any possible rapid spread of flames.

10/23/2020 6:30:00 PM
Modesto Bee
PG&E Corp., facing the most dangerous windstorm of 2020, expects to shut off power to an estimated 466,000 homes and businesses Sunday as severe “red flag” warnings go into effect and wildfire risks ...

10/13/2020 11:16:03 AM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
Hot, gusty conditions expected to arrive by midweek will bring dangerous wildfire weather conditions back to California after only a brief reprieve, according to the latest forecasts. The National ...

10/12/2020 5:15:29 PM
Merced Sun-Star on MSN.com
The Glass Fire, a destructive wildfire that burned close to 800 homes in California’s North Bay area and forced tens of thousands to evacuate after sparking in extreme wind late last month, is almost ...

10/12/2020 10:10:00 AM
Merced Sun-Star
The Glass Fire, a destructive wildfire that burned close to 800 homes in California’s North Bay area and forced tens of thousands to evacuate after sparking in extreme wind late last month, is almost ...

10/12/2020 10:10:00 AM
The Fresno Bee
The Glass Fire, a destructive wildfire that burned close to 800 homes in California’s North Bay area and forced tens of thousands to evacuate after sparking in extreme wind late last month, is almost ...

10/12/2020 6:57:00 AM
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
His conference covers five counties — Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, Napa and Marin — all with unique rules for the who, what, where and how of youth sports. “Everybody is still trying to figure out what ...

10/10/2020 2:16:00 PM
Mercury News
The U.S. Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an 85% chance of continued La Niña conditions this winter, translating to potentially below-average rainfall for the Bay Area.

10/10/2020 11:21:00 AM
Marin Independent Journal
The district receives about 75% of its water supply from Sonoma Water. Sonoma Water’s two main reservoirs, Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino, were at 73% and 62% capacity respectively as of Oct. 7.

10/8/2020 3:11:31 PM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
A once-promising outlook for rain throughout Northern California this coming weekend has shriveled up, with the latest forecasts predicting scant showers that will miss the capital and the Bay Area.

10/8/2020 11:02:00 AM
CBS Boston / WBZ
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday that it’s extending deadlines for residents in ten Northern California counties applying for aid to help in the wake of the lightning ...

10/8/2020 10:12:00 AM
SFGate
Authorities have extended the deadline for people in 10 Northern California counties to apply for federal aid if they lost homes or other belongings in the August lightning wildfires, it was announced ...

10/8/2020 8:58:00 AM
Sacramento Bee
After several days of more intense conditions, crews reported a calm night at the destructive Glass Fire in California’s North Bay area, which is now about two-thirds contained. The blaze, now ...

10/6/2020 12:39:25 PM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
The devastating Glass fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties is now halfway contained, with evacuation orders remaining in place for thousands while damage inspection teams continue to assess the ...

10/6/2020 12:39:25 PM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
The devastating Glass Fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties is now halfway contained, with evacuation orders remaining in place for thousands while damage inspection teams continue to assess the ...

10/6/2020 12:39:25 PM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
The devastating Glass fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties is now halfway contained, with evacuation orders remaining in place for thousands while damage inspection teams continue to assess the ...

10/6/2020 11:08:43 AM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
The devastating Glass Fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties is now halfway contained, with evacuation orders remaining in place for thousands while damage inspection teams continue to assess the ...

10/6/2020 8:30:00 AM
Sacramento Bee
The devastating Glass Fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties is now halfway contained, with evacuation orders remaining in place for thousands while damage inspection teams continue to assess the ...

10/5/2020 6:03:00 PM
Sonoma News
The numbers are in: The official total for the 2019-2020 “rainfall year” in the city of Sonoma was 14.46 inches, a full 30 inches less than the previous year, which totaled 44.46. The precipitation ...

10/5/2020 11:08:08 AM
Sacramento Bee on MSN.com
We’re all ready for a break from high temperatures and dry conditions. It should help firefighters battling the worst season in history.

10/5/2020 10:52:00 AM
Sacramento Bee
The 2017 wildfire season occurred during the second-hottest year on record in California and included a devastating string of fires in October that killed 44 people and destroyed nearly 9,000 ...

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