Collection contains records of the Sonoma County Water Agency relating to water use and management of the Agency's properties
throughout Sonoma County. Includes formal documents placing a valuation on property owned by the Agency and various reports
on the amount of water pumped by the agency and stored or delivered to customers. Includes the Russian River and Sonoma Valley
sanitation districts, both managed by the Water Agency.
The Sonoma County Water Agency was created as a special district in 1949 by the California Legislature to act as the local
sponsor for federal flood protection and water supply projects known collectively as the Russian River Project.. Renamed Sonoma
Water in 2018, the agency is a wholesale water supplier to nine cities and water districts that serve more than 600,000 residents
in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties. In conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sonoma Water manages and operates
the Russian River water supply system. The agency also manages eight sanitation districts and zones in Sonoma County. (Source:
; retrieved Dec. 11, 2019
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
Materials stored offsite, but collection is open to research. In many cases, further details on individual volumes can be
found by calling staff at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. To view these materials, please call staff at
to request they be brought from the Archives to the Library