Comment Period for Yuba River Ecosystem Study Closes 2.23

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment for the Yuba River. This interim study, which is now out for public review and comment (through February 23), presents a variety of actions and alternatives for restoring the Yuba River. Yet, in its suite of suggestions, it discounts the removal of Englebright and Daguerre Point Dams as fish passage options for the Yuba. Details

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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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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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Army Corps Hears from SYRCL’s Coalition and Members

Our community has a lot to say about the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study!  In recent weeks, over 60 members of the public provided written comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and provided us copies.  SYRCL prepared and submitted a letter on behalf of twelve conservation and fishing organizations that came together read more >>

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Submit Comments to Bring Wild Salmon Back to the Sierra

No salmon has reached any Sierra Nevada river’s headwaters since dams blocked their way nearly a century ago. Reestablishing salmon populations in the upper Yuba River watershed would mark an historic achievement. This ground-breaking success would be a first in California and you have the power to help make this a reality. This year, Congress read more >>

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Show up Tonight for Wild Salmon at the Library in Nevada City

The Army Corps is coming to town tonight to solicit public input about the “Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.” If you care about restoring wild salmon, we strongly urge you to attend this important meeting. This is your chance to let the Army Corps know how important restoring wild salmon is to a healthy read more >>

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Walk With Salmon: Two Opportunities to Meet Yuba Chinook

There are two upcoming opportunities to join SYRCL staff for a Riverbank Walking Tour to see spawning Chinook salmon on the lower Yuba River. The Tour is a 1.5-mile walk along the riverbank, starting at the UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) in Browns Valley. The walk provides a rare opportunity to visit read more >>

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