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Yuba spring-run salmon count indicates a record low

As of July 7th, only 32 salmon have been detected at the fish counting station at Daguerre Point Dam on the Lower Yuba River.  This is far below the average of 752 salmon detected by this time of year since monitoring of this type began in 2004.  The fish count data is posted at the read more >>

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Army Corps Starts $3 million Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced July 1st that they have started work on the long anticipated “Yuba River ecosystem restoration feasibility study,” which will analyze fish passage options at Daguerre Point and Englebright Dams on the lower Yuba River. According to the Corp’s press release, “the study will be conducted in a risk-informed read more >>

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SYRCL Calls for Open, Science-based Process to Restore Wild Salmon

In May, the SYRCL Board of Directors unanimously voted to express concerns with and opposition to the process underway to implement a “trap and haul” program to transport salmon to and from the North Yuba River in trucks for the next fifty years. As reported earlier, SYRCL believes that the Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative’s (YSPI) read more >>

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Permit Cancelled for Daguerre Point Dam Hydropower Project

Any threat to the Yuba River from a new hydropower project at Daguerre Point Dam has been vanquished with the official cancellation of a permit issued in 2013. Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) cancelled a permit to Archon Energy for studying the feasibility of a hydropower project at Daguerre Point Dam because read more >>

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What Costs $3 Million, is 3 Inches Thick, and Takes 3 Years to Complete?

Army Corps to Conduct Feasibility Study for Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration; Conservationists Urge Corps to fully evaluate fish passage over Englebright Dam When the US Army Corps of Engineers takes on a new study, it must comply with their internal “3×3 Rule.”  That means that any new study must cost no more than $3 million, take read more >>

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2014 Salmon Tours a success!

Last week, SYRCL completed the last Salmon Tour of the 2014 season. In total, about 300 students from Nevada County schools had the opportunity this season to get close to spawning Chinook salmon on the lower Yuba River and learn the story of these amazing fish and how groups like SYRCL are working to help and read more >>

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Inspiration from salmon

By: Andrew Collins-Anderson, SYRCL River People Coordinator On a cool fall morning, we wound our way through the foothills from Nevada City to the lower Yuba to join SYRCL’s annual raft trip. Underneath Parks Bar Bridge, the feeling of excitement for this year’s salmon run and the resolve to improve the conditions for the salmon read more >>

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Lower Yuba River restoration presentation Nov. 11, 6:30pm

Have you ever wondered what SYRCL’s vision is for restoration on the lower Yuba River? SYRCL’s River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, will be giving a presentation on November 11th, 6:30PM at Sierra College to discuss lower Yuba River restoration efforts that benefit migrating salmon and promote a healthy and biodiverse river corridor. Join us to read more >>

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Rafting Tours provide salmon viewing on the Yuba River

SYRCL and ETC provide public tours to view wild Chinook salmon in our own backyard Know & Go: What: SYRCL Salmon Tours When: October 25th and November 1st Where: Lower Yuba River below Parks Bar Who: South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) Cost: Rafting Tours: $80 for the general public, $75 for SYRCL members, and read more >>

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