Issues and Causes

Lessons from Oroville

Lessons from Oroville

Oroville Dam gained worldwide attention in February 2017 when crumbling spillways at the nation’s tallest dam triggered one of the largest evacuations in California history. The near catastrophe remains a socioeconomic blow to downstream communities. It will require substantial ecological remediation, as more than 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment washed into the Feather River below Oroville Dam—enough to cover a football field 80 stories high. Read the Executive Summary

Edwards Crossing Bridge Proposal Options

Edwards Crossing Bridge Proposal Options

Have you heard about the proposal to repair or replace the Edwards Crossing Bridge?  Our beloved bridge has been deemed structurally deficient and Nevada County is looking at three options: a structural retrofit of the existing bridge, tearing it down and building a replacement, and retaining the existing bridge for pedestrian access and building a new bridge for vehicles. More

Important Message About River Safety

Important Message About River Safety

The heat of summer is upon us, the flows are low and the cool waters of the Yuba River beckon. At SYRCL, we always encourage safe and responsible river recreation. Learn more about a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones while at the river. Enjoy the Yuba River safely with these three safety precautions — LOOK, GRIP, PROTECT. More…