dam-watchdog-artHave you heard about the controversial plan to build Centennial Dam on the Bear River?


Hundreds Expected to Rally at LaMalfa, McClintock Event this Friday


The Notice of Intent (NOI) for Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released

The public has 45 days to comment on NID’s plans to construct Centennial Dam


Scoping meetings:
Wednesday, March 1
Thursday, March 2
Comment letters due April 10.


If built, this 275-foot dam would block the last six miles of publicly accessible free-flowing river on the Bear.

It would destroy fish and wildlife habitat, beloved swimming holes, and sacred Native American sites.

The local water agency says they need this dam because climate change is reducing snowpack in the Yuba headwaters.

Did you know that more than half of the water in the upper Middle and South Yuba River watersheds is diverted to the Bear River? Will they take more in the future when Centennial doesn’t fill?

We don’t need a new dam generating more polluting sprawl and traffic. We can increase our water supply by restoring our forests and meadows, and use the water we do have more wisely.


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