Drought pressure subsides at Lake Sonoma, but marina operators still struggling

Water levels at Sonoma County’s largest reservoir and freshwater boating destination are no longer shrinking, but the heavy rains and plentiful runoff that brought the lake to its brim have led to headaches for operators of the lake’s lone marina.

With fueling facilities and sewage pump-out stations likely to be underwater well into the boating season, operators at Lake Sonoma Marina won’t venture a guess as to what the economic impacts could be.

“We found out (the first week of April) their idea is to hold back water after one of the wettest winters ever,” Rick Herbert,…

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