LAGUNA: The Way of Water

A week of welcome rain starts filling the Laguna

The news this week is about the rain, as a set of storms have been coming through between Christmas and New Year’s. On a Tuesday walk along the Rodota trail, after the first storm of the week, I could see the rising water moving briskly in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. With the rain, the Laguna begins to fill up and I can see its water flowing again to the north. That seems surprising and worth noticing in person.

According to the webpage for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, “the Laguna’s 22-mile channel forms the largest tributary to the Russian River, draining a 254-square-mile watershed which encompasses nearly the entire Santa Rosa Plain.”