Mercury in Reservoirs the Topic of Meetings

On Wednesday, October 25, The Sierra Fund will hold it’s second quarterly Technical Advisory Committee meeting for the Headwater Mercury Source Reduction program (HMSR-TAC). The meeting will feature four presentations on the topic of mercury-contaminated sediment in reservoirs. During the California Gold Rush, mercury was used in mining operations to aid in gold recovery. Today, […]

Public Comment Open for SWRCB Beneficial Uses and Mercury Provisions

As of January 3, 2017, the Draft Staff Report, including the Draft Substitute Environmental Documentation (Draft SED), is available for the proposed Part 2 of the Water Quality Control Plan for Inland Surface Waters, Enclosed Bays, and Estuaries of California – Tribal and Subsistence Fishing Beneficial Uses and Mercury Provisions (the Provisions). The State Water […]

Public Workshops on Protecting Water Quality from Suction Dredging

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) is holding five public workshops in January and February 2017 to solicit input on potential actions the SWRCB can take to protect water quality from suction dredge mining. For the dates and locations of the public workshops, click this link, or see below. The problem: Suction dredge mining […]