Update on Centennial Dam

Nevada Irrigation District is re-engaging in an effort to plan for their future water needs. The resulting plan will be known as the Plan for Water and the public process kicks off on November 9th at 4PM. The final version of the plan will reassess hydrology, water supply, and demand over the next 50 years. Ultimately, the plan will help NID determine if our region needs additional water storage. Thus, this planning process will be an important inflection point in the campaign against Centennial Dam.

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SYRCL’s Salmon Expeditions Serve More Students

Earlier this month, we resumed Salmon Expeditions for grade school students from Nevada and Yuba counties after a year away from the river.

SYRCL has worked with schools to implement COVID-safety precautions so the organization can float nearly 1,200 students down the lower Yuba River on rafts to witness spawning salmon. Thanks to a generous grant from Yuba Water Agency, students from Title 1 schools in Yuba County are able to attend free of charge.

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Algae: The Good & the Bad in the Yuba

We have fielded a lot of questions in the past few weeks about water temperatures in the South Yuba. Are they higher than normal?

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Understanding Current Fire Bans

Fire bans are in effect for Nevada County and the South Yuba River Canyon. Read more about what these bans mean and forecasts for the summer.

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How to Spot Invasive Plants in Our Watershed

Learn about the five most common invasive plants in the Yuba watershed, how they harm native ecosystems and how you can take action to reduce these invasive species. Make a difference in our watershed, sign up for our annual Scotch broom challenge on April 4th. Details

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River Ambassadors: What we Learned from Our First Weekend

How can we teach our guests river safety and etiquette? Read some tips from our River Ambassador program (a collaboration with State Parks) that will help you talk to people about staying safe at the river and keeping the community safe as well.

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Parking: The Why Behind the Fine 

Parking outside of designated parking spots can lead to some dire consequences at the river. The threat of a $162 fine is not the primary reason people should park responsibly. Safety is.

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Wildfire and the Yuba River Canyon

This year’s wildfire danger is extremely high. Learn about some of the contributing factors, how to stay safe, and what SYRCL is doing to help mitigate danger in the future.

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How to Talk to Tourists: Advice from River Ambassadors

How can we teach our guests river safety and etiquette? Read some tips from our River Ambassador program (a collaboration with State Parks) that will help you talk to people about staying safe at the river and keeping the community safe as well.

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SYRCL’s Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) is Back!

We are still recruiting 10th-12th graders and graduating seniors interested in this FREE five-day summer science expedition. This year students will install aspen enclosures at Loney Meadow, conduct biological studies, collect data, take beautiful hikes, and learn about the importance of healthy meadows and meadow fringe aspen ecosystems. Details

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