Salmon in the Air

It’s the start of salmon spawning season. Over the past two weeks, Salmon Expedition teams have taken more than 400 students down the lower Yuba to see this amazing stage of the salmon life cycle. Details

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Learn about the Hallwood Restoration Project

The Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will restore critical habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout in the lower Yuba River. In an area that now consists mostly of steep cobble embankments, the project has the potential to read more >>

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Hammon Bar Restoration Project Update

The Lower Yuba River has been heavily altered by hydraulic mining debris, dredger mining, upstream dams and an altered flow regime. While riparian vegetation cover has been increasing on the lower Yuba River over the last half century, following the control of hydraulic mining sediments and dredging, floodplain read more >>

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Hydropower Dams – Yuba Relicensing Update

The largest hydropower project in the Yuba River watershed was approved for operation in 1966, and the 50-year license just expired. Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a notice that the Yuba River Development Project, owned and operated by the Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA), can continue to operate on an automatically renewing annual license until a new long-term license is issued. read more >>

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