Was December’s Storm a Drought Buster?

December was a month for the record books when it comes to Sierra snowfall, but was it enough to end California’s two-year drought?

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SYRCL’s 2021 Top Wins

As we begin 2022, we find it useful to reflect back on the work we accomplished in 2021. We could not have done it without hundreds of volunteers and members, dozens of partners, and an incredible staff of 20+ people.

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Clean the Dam Ladders FAQs

Want to know more about the action asking the Army Corps of Engineers to clean the Daguerre Point Dam fish ladders? Check out our FAQs.

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Where Does Our Water Go?

You may have noticed the new storm drain markers across Nevada City. SYRCL has been installing these markers over the past few years, and we have finally finished placing the last one!

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Daguerre Point Dam: A History of Obstructing Salmon

SYRCL is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to help threatened salmon reach their spawning grounds by cleaning the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam. We offer context to our request by outlining some of the history of the dam.

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Interview with Heart Wood author, Shirley DicKard

“Heart Wood: Four Women, for the Earth, for the Future” is an engaging novel that weaves together the stories of four women in a way that sews together the deep past, Gold Rush era, our present time, and late 21st century with a dystopic future. Each woman connects with the land on which she lives to know it and organizes people to protect it. Together, these stories speak “to the collective power of feminine energy to protect the Earth” in a manner that inspires hope.

We recently sat down with the author of “Heart Wood”, Shirley DicKard.

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Matched Gifts: For the Next Generation of River Stewards

During this holiday season, SYRCL is asking for donations to help us educate the next generation of river stewards – the future voices of the watershed who are learning to protect this place we love.

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Matching Gifts for the Yuba

Protecting the Yuba watershed from the impacts of climate change is a priority for our work. Your special year-end gift will go directly to SYRCL’s projects and programs that are addressing these very threats. If you donate by December 31, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by another SYRCL member who’s helping to build a resilient, vibrant, and safe watershed

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‘First Flush’ Water Quality Monitoring Results Are In

The storm that swept through Nevada County between the 23rd and 25th of October dropped between seven and twelve inches of much needed precipitation. This rainfall has led to, among other things, increased flows in the Yuba River and SYRCL’s ‘first flush’ event.

We sat down with our resident hydrologist, Karl Ronning, to learn more about this ‘first flush’ event and to discuss the results of our water quality monitoring.

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Join us on a Tour of Rose Bar

SYRCL has been working alongside its partners for a decade to restore the lower Yuba River by creating spawning and rearing habitat for the threatened Chinook salmon. Our newest project is planned for a stretch of the lower Yuba called Rose Bar. We are inviting the public to join us for a tour of the project area on Friday, December 3rd.

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