Keeping Current

Hundreds Rally at LaMalfa & McClintock Event in Auburn

Five hundred people Friday morning rallied outside Auburn’s The Ridge Golf Course, demanding that U.S. Representatives Doug LaMalfa (Dist. 1) and Tom McClintock (Dist. 4) address concerns on climate change, health care and the environment in a public forum. The peaceful demonstrators, organized by Indivisible Women of Nevada County and other groups, congregated along the public road into the golf course, where the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) held an all-day symposium, Read more >>

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Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) commends all the public safety officials who responded quickly and valiantly during the evacuation of the Oroville area and the communities along the Feather River corridor on Sunday, February 12. Our hearts go out 180,000+ people who fled their homes because of the flash flood danger caused by read more >>

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SYRCL, Tribal Leaders Denied Entry to Upcoming Regional Water Symposium

Local conservation, community and tribal organizations are calling on U.S. Representatives Doug LaMalfa and Tom McClintock to hold a public town hall meeting on water issues after being prevented from attending an upcoming meeting about regional water issues with federal and state representatives. Read more >>

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Centennial Dam’s Federal Environmental Review Process Has Begun

The Army Corps of Engineers is coming to Auburn and Grass Valley to solicit input about the proposed Centennial Dam. The public has two opportunities to attend these meetings and 37 days to submit comments on Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) plans to construct Centennial – a new 275-foot-tall dam and 110,000 acre foot reservoir on the Bear River between the existing Rollins and Combie Reservoirs. Read more >>

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Watch Dam Alternatives Workshop Video

Did you miss the Dam Alternatives workshop at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival? Watch the entire video here. This workshop explores alternatives to consider in evaluating upcoming economic and environmental analyses of NID’s proposal to build Centennial Dam. Experts discuss practical water delivery, demand efficiencies, and watershed scale management opportunities. Read more >>

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BREAKING NEWS: Centennial Dam’s Federal Environmental Review Process Starts Now

  Just released was the “Notice of Intent” to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) Proposed Centennial Dam Project.  This process is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Now the public has 45 days to comment on NID’s plans to construct Centennial – a new 275 foot-tall read more >>

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There Are Alternatives to the Centennial Dam, by Peter Van Zant

The Centennial Dam proposed by Nevada Irrigation District (NID) would be a 110,000-acre-foot reservoir with a 275-foot tall dam on the Bear River. It would inundate the last six miles of publicly accessible, free-flowing river on the Bear, covering the Bear River Campground, more than 25 homes and 120 parcels, 140 Native American sacred cultural sites, and Dog Bar Bridge. There are alternatives. Read more >>

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Register for Quiz Night March 10

Registration for SYRCL’s Quiz Night is now open! Participate in this fun trivia tournament to help raise funds for the Laura Wilcox Scholarship. Mark your calendars for Friday March 10. Register soon, space fills quickly! Read more >>

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Volunteer for Quiz Night

Do you want to help make the 2017 Quiz Night an out-of-this-world experience? Join the volunteer team! We are looking for folks who would like to help before, during and after the event. This year’s theme is Intergalactic Games. Volunteers and participants alike are encouraged dress to impress and make a big bang with us this year! Read more >>

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Join the 2017 River Monitoring Team!

SYRCL is embarking on our 17th River Monitoring season, and we need you! We are looking for outdoorsy, environmentally-driven volunteers to monitor 35 sites throughout the Yuba watershed. The vast amount of water quality data we have collected over the last 16 years is crucial in protecting and restoring the Yuba River watershed. Read more >>

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