TAKE ACTION NOW: Challenge Centennial Dam

Write to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Nevada Irrigation District and Congressman Doug LaMalfa, respectively, to: 1. Speak up for water, 2. Demand transparency, AND 3. Protect public lands. TAKE ACTION

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Yuba Salmon Numbers Drop Again

Less than 4,000 salmon spawned in the Yuba River in 2016 according to a Monitoring Update from the Yuba Accord River Management Team. Such low numbers have not been seen since the California Salmon Stock Collapse of 2007 and 2008. More…

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Take the Scotch Broom Challenge

Do the rains have you itching to get outside and get your hands dirty?
Kick that cabin-fever to the curb and join SYRCL for our annual Scotch Broom Challenge! More…

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Let’s Fill the Room Today at 4:30!

Join SYRCL’s Dam Watchdog team today in Grass Valley at the Army Corps of Engineers’s (USACE) public scoping meeting for the Centennial Dam project. This is your chance to show the USACE and Nevada Irrigation District (NID) that concerned citizens are indeed watchdogging the environmental review process of this controversial project. Read more >>

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Centennial Dam Activist Summit Nevada Theatre March 13

Get educated, involved, and take action locally. Let your voice be heard! Join SYRCL the evening of Monday, March 13, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Nevada Theatre for the Centennial Dam Watchdog Activist Summit. Learn more about Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) controversial proposal to build a new dam on the Bear River and have your questions answered. This event read more >>

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SYRCL is Hiring!

Interested in engaging in SYRCL activities? We’ve got a number of upcoming opportunities to participate. Learn more…

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Hundreds Rally at LaMalfa & McClintock Event in Auburn

Five hundred people Friday morning rallied outside Auburn’s The Ridge Golf Course, demanding that U.S. Representatives Doug LaMalfa (Dist. 1) and Tom McClintock (Dist. 4) address concerns on climate change, health care and the environment in a public forum. The peaceful demonstrators, organized by Indivisible Women of Nevada County and other groups, congregated along the public road into the golf course, where the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) held an all-day symposium, Read more >>

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Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) commends all the public safety officials who responded quickly and valiantly during the evacuation of the Oroville area and the communities along the Feather River corridor on Sunday, February 12. Our hearts go out 180,000+ people who fled their homes because of the flash flood danger caused by read more >>

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SYRCL, Tribal Leaders Denied Entry to Upcoming Regional Water Symposium

Local conservation, community and tribal organizations are calling on U.S. Representatives Doug LaMalfa and Tom McClintock to hold a public town hall meeting on water issues after being prevented from attending an upcoming meeting about regional water issues with federal and state representatives. Read more >>

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Centennial Dam’s Federal Environmental Review Process Has Begun

The Army Corps of Engineers is coming to Auburn and Grass Valley to solicit input about the proposed Centennial Dam. The public has two opportunities to attend these meetings and 37 days to submit comments on Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) plans to construct Centennial – a new 275-foot-tall dam and 110,000 acre foot reservoir on the Bear River between the existing Rollins and Combie Reservoirs. Read more >>

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