Water Rights Protest
On October 25, 2016 The Foothills Water Network submitted a water rights protest to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) demanding that Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) water rights application for the proposed Centennial Dam be denied based on environmental, public interest and legal grounds. Read the Press Release (PDF), FWN’s Water Rights Protest (PDF), Attachment 1: Notice of Water Right Application (PDF)
On February 10, 2017 the Centennial Dam’s Federal Environmental Review Process Starts Now. US Army Corps of Engineer’s Notice of Intent.
We expect the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be available in July 2017. Join us to learn more.
On April 18, 2016 SYRCL & The Foothills Water Network filed a public comment letter to NID (PDF) stating its concerns that the proposed Centennial Dam will have significant environmental impacts on the Bear and Yuba River watersheds and surrounding communities. Read the Comment Letter to NID (PDF).
On January 11, 2017 a coalition of conservation and community organizations released the a memo detailing the costs of the proposed Centennial Dam. Centennial Dam Projected Cost Estimate Reaches $1 Billion (PDF), prepared by Foothills Water Network.
New California Dam Proposed to Combat Climate Change Concerns, article by Matt Weiser, from the blog Water Deeply, about Centennial Dam (January 9, 2017)
Foothills Water Network, contact: Traci Sheehan, Coordinator