Russian River Clean
Drinkable. Swimmable. Fishable.
Water quality studies conducted in the Russian River and its tributary creeks indicate a pathogen impairment which presents a potential threat to the health of the river ecosystem and the people who visit it. The North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the Russian River Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Action Plan in August of 2019 to address the impairment and to reduce the sources of pathogens in the watershed.
Russian River Clean is a multi-stakeholder initiative driven by state and federal requirements to enhance the water quality of the Russian River Watershed for the protection of its natural environment and the health and enjoyment of its visitors.