Last week, Friends of the River scored a key legal victory for Yuba salmon and steelhead at the Ninth Circuit. The Court declared that the National Marine Fisheries Service needs to review whether two dams on the Yuba River affect threatened Chinook salmon, steelhead and green sturgeon. Details
The EPA is proposing revisions to Section 401 that would undermine California’s power to safely permit local dam and hydropower projects. Please join us in standing up for California’s right to protect the Yuba and Bear River watersheds by filing a comment here.
On October 2nd, SYRCL teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service, Placer County Water Agency and the Nisenan Nevada City Rancheria to understand the future role of hydropower in the Yuba watershed in meeting California’s energy demands. Details
UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 26th: In partnership with multiple agencies and organizations, Nevada County has identified the possible source and property for Friday’s plume on the South Yuba River. Additionally, as of Tuesday, September 24th, both No Swim Advisories on the Middle and South Forks of the Yuba have been lifted because tests have come back that the water is safe for swimming. Details