EcoNews Report: Eel River Water Diversion Overview

Dec 1, 2016

Kayaker's view downriver on the Eel
Credit Friends of the Eel River/EelRiver.org

"We're looking at the symptoms of an abused Russian River watershed,  and then using the Eel River to mop it up," says David Keller of Friends of the Eel River.


Keller tells his colleague and EcoNews Report host Scott Greacen that water diversions from the Eel to the Russian began in 1908 and have continually degraded the Eel's ecological health. "Our job is to provide [regulators] with the data and convince them that the current scheme is totally unworkable."

The EcoNews Report is presented by the Northcoast Environmental Center.