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Climate change is upon us and will continue affecting the water supply profile of the Yuba and Bear River watersheds in unpredictable ways. Recognizing this, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has proposed one possible action: build another dam on the Bear River. Is this the most economical, sustainable, and resilient answer for California?

This workshop held at SYRCL’s 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, explores alternatives to consider in evaluating upcoming economic and environmental analyses of NID’s proposal. Experts discuss practical water delivery , demand efficiencies, and watershed scale management opportunities. Our local water challenges and solutions will be a model for California’s sustainable water future.

Panelists include:

Jonas Minton, Senior Water Policy Advisor, Planning & Conservation League
Sarah Yarnell, Senior Researcher, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Jeff Odefey, Director, Clean Water Supply, American Rivers

Film produced by Tom Weistar. (1/14/2017) (run time: 1:10:51)

Join SYRCL – and take action to meet our water needs — without another big dam at DamWatchdog.org. Produced by Tom Weistar. (1/14/2017) (run time: 1:10:51)

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