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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SYRCL Sends 700 Participants Down the Yuba

Twelve high school students, split between two rafts, hoot and holler as they pass over the rapids below the Highway 20 bridge. They spend the day navigating the unique, rocky landscape and beautiful clear waters of the Lower Yuba River. Read more >>

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View Wild Chinook Salmon In Our Own Backyard

Enjoy the opportunity to witness salmon spawning, creating their redds, and darting their way around the raft as they make their way to their Yuba spawning habitat. Be amazed by the spectacular journey of wild Chinook salmon who make this once in a lifetime journey from the Pacific Ocean to the Yuba River. Read more >>

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SYRCL Partners with Bren School Students on Lower Yuba River Study

On a recent, sweltering, mid-summer day, SYRCL River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, and a group of five graduate students from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara embarked on a float down the Lower Yuba River to talk restoration, management, and the future of the Yuba. Read more >>

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Learn about the Hallwood Restoration Project

The Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will restore critical habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout in the lower Yuba River. In an area that now consists mostly of steep cobble embankments, the project has the potential to read more >>

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Hammon Bar Restoration Project Update

The Lower Yuba River has been heavily altered by hydraulic mining debris, dredger mining, upstream dams and an altered flow regime. While riparian vegetation cover has been increasing on the lower Yuba River over the last half century, following the control of hydraulic mining sediments and dredging, floodplain read more >>

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Missed the State of the Yuba? Watch it Here!

Did you miss the action? Watch it here! SYRCL delivered its 3rd annual State of the Yuba address last week to celebrate Earth Day and the Yuba River. If you missed the State of the Yuba, don’t worry! We recorded the whole evening so you can catch up on all that SYRCL is doing to protect the read more >>

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Hydropower Dams – Yuba Relicensing Update

The largest hydropower project in the Yuba River watershed was approved for operation in 1966, and the 50-year license just expired. Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice that the Yuba River Development Project, owned and operated by the Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA), can continue to operate on an automatically renewing annual license until a new long-term license is issued. read more >>

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