Over the past 100 years, the Russian River has lost 75% of its size
due to channelization, gravel mining, agriculture, and urban development.
As Russian Riverkeeper approaches its 25th anniversary we invite you to dream of the day the Russian River will be a healthier river; a river that once again has floodplains to help prevent major flooding; a river free of pollution; a river full of coho salmon and steelhead trout with abundant wildlife on its banks; a river with parks and walks along-side, so you may enjoy its beauty; a river with easy access for canoes and kayaks; a river that creates memories to last a lifetime. Give today!
Environmental Health & Safety monitors bacterial levels in the water at beaches along the Russian River and at Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon by collecting and testing weekly water samples between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They also monitor blue-green algae levels along the Russian River.
Russian River Water Quality Updates @ The Swim Guide