11/15/2017 — Centennial Dam Watchdog Update

NID, SYRCL Dispute the ‘Facts’ about Centennial Dam

SYRCL and NID went head to head in a debate at the Lake Wildwood Community Center, November 2. Read the coverage in The Union.

Next NID Board Meeting

The NID Board meeting will be December 13, 2017 at 9:00 am, at the NID Boardroom, located at 1036 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA  95945 – Agenda to follow on or before December 8, 2017

Inspections take place in July 2015 during California’s largest dam-removal project – the 106ft-high San Clemente Dam on the scenic Carmel River. A study determined the dam to be seismically unsafe. Photo Kelly M. Grow/ California Department of Water Resources

Two Years After California’s Biggest Dam Removal, Fish Rebound

October 30, 2017, Article by Enrique Gili, Water Deeply
In 2015 the San Clemente Dam was demolished, in part to restore the watershed and protect endangered steelhead trout. Now scientists are studying the impacts and the findings have them optimistic about the future. Full article here.



A neighborhood in Weld County, Colorado, one of the few states where household water use is increasing. Photo © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue

U.S. Household Water Use Continues to Decline

November 8, 2017, Article by Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
Continuing a trend that began in the early 1990s with tighter federal plumbing standards, U.S. household water use dropped again in 2015. When assessing national figures, there are two main ways to gauge water use at home: the amount used per person and total water use, which incorporates changes in population. By both measures, water use is declining, according to the latest report from the U.S. Geological Survey, the agency that gathers national data every five years. Full article here.


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The next NID Board Meeting is scheduled for October 11, 2017, at 9:00 am, at the NID Boardroom, located at 1036 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA  95945 – Agenda to follow on or before October 6, 2017.

SYRCL Hiring Policy & Communications Director

Do you know someone who would do an incredible job leading SYRCL’s campaign to Stop Centennial DamDo you know someone who would be effective at leading the charge to restore wild salmon and steelhead in jeopardy of extinction on the Yuba? We are looking for an articulate communicator, savvy strategist, and strong coalition builder.

Please help us share SYRCL’s Policy and Communication Director job description far and wide to attract the perfect candidate for the job.

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