Through SYRCL’s participation in the River Management Team (RMT), we get monthly updates on the number of Chinook and steelhead utilizing the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam. The latest numbers are in, and it seems that the return of cool weather in October has spurred a rapid increase in salmon returning to the Yuba.
Back in late 2022, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and the University of California, Santa Cruz put out a survey in hopes of getting community input on issues surrounding river health, fisheries, and fish passage at Daguerre Point Dam on the lower Yuba River. Now the results are in!
On May 16th , Governor Newsom, along with Yuba Water Agency, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) held a press conference announcing efforts to build a fish passage canal around Daguerre Point Dam and begin a reintroduction trap-and-haul effort around New Bullards Bar Dam. The term sheet released by CDFW makes it clear that this agreement is “… a non-binding framework for developing a Settlement Agreement…”
The South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL) reaction to the announcement is mixed.
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and the University of California, Santa Cruz are looking for community input on issues…