Know Your Watershed Kick-Off – March 31

This event kicks off the month long celebration of the Yuba, Bear and American River watersheds with a Nisenan Blessing and live music. ​Pack a picnic and bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of children’s activities and explore the Bear River. ​Details

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6th Annual State of the Yuba – April 24

You are cordially invited to SYRCL’s 6th annual State of the Yuba, our report to the citizens of the Yuba watershed. And, to celebrate the South Yuba’s 20th anniversary as a Wild & Scenic River, we’ll convene a panel of special guests who were on the frontline of this major victory. Details

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SAVE THE DATE: Know Your Watershed Month

Know Your Watershed 2019 is a month-long collaborative celebration of the Yuba/ Deer, Bear/Wolf, and American River Watersheds, coordinated by the Wolf Creek Community Alliance. We celebrate the watersheds by learning about, volunteering for, and enjoying experiences in them. Details

New NID Board Fires ‘Plan for Water’ Consultants

At the NID Board Meeting January 23, 2019, the newly seated Board of Directors voted to “terminate without prejudice” Plan for Water facilitation consultants, The Kolbe Company, and chose a new public process, the American Water Works Association M50, that will be guided by public stakeholders. Details

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Year in Review: 12 Months of Yuba Watershed Success

As we bid farewell to 2018, and venture forward into the new year, explore SYRCL’s accomplishments in the Yuba watershed from this past year. Details

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Breaking News: SYRCL Sends Brown Act Letter to NID

**UPDATE** Breaking News 11/14/18 2 p.m. Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted unanimously in closed session to rescind Director Miller’s resolution introduced and passed during the Special Board Meeting October 9, 2018. Details

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Four Years Later: NID, Centennial Dam and our Water Future

It has been four years since NID passed closed-session Resolution 2014-43, authorizing a water rights application for a “water storage project on the Bear River” without any public comment or board discussion. This was the beginning of Centennial Dam. Since then, SYRCL and others have tried to bring Centennial Dam into public purview to promote transparency and open dialogue. Details

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Not a Compromise: Centennial Spending Continues

This supposed “compromise” means NID will actually increase spending on Centennial Dam next year from the current staff recommendation. That does not sound like a compromise. Details

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Centennial Dam Audit Released: Public Packs NID Meeting

On August 22, the Nevada Irrigation District released an independent auditors report of the proposed Centennial Dam project. Dam Watchdogs and the public packed the room. Details

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Riparian Trees & Shrub Walk at the Bear River – August 28

Discover the Bear River during this evening hike. We will learn to identify local species, their place in the river ecosystem, and how this area would be affected if the Centennial Dam is built. Details

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