Lower Yuba Restoration

The Lower Yuba River from Parks Bar into the Goldfields

The Lower Yuba River has been dramatically altered by hydraulic mining sediments, dredger mining, dams, levees, and alteration of flows.  During the gold mining era, hydraulic mining sent tons of sediment to the lower Yuba, resulting in what is now called the “goldfields.” Furthermore, hydroelectric dams, reservoirs, and levees have altered the channel and in stream flows of the lower Yuba.  SYRCL is leading efforts to rehabilitate the lower Yuba River for salmon, steelhead, riparian vegetation, and wildlife by developing specific project concepts.

Active Lower Yuba Projects

Additional Lower Yuba Projects

Planning Document Section