Yuba Salmon Now Update: Federal Judge Says it’s Time to End Debate on Yuba River Dams

SYRCL and Friends of the River recently sent a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service to compel the agency to craft a watershed-wide solution to save the threatened species native to the Yuba Watershed, including Spring-run Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, and green sturgeon. The letter demands a new biological opinion, presenting compelling evidence that harm caused by the Corps’ dams, compounded by increased harm from climate change, is responsible for the dramatic decrease in Yuba River fish populations. Details

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Comment Period for Yuba River Ecosystem Study Closes 2.23

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment for the Yuba River. This interim study, which is now out for public review and comment (through February 23), presents a variety of actions and alternatives for restoring the Yuba River. Yet, in its suite of suggestions, it discounts the removal of Englebright and Daguerre Point Dams as fish passage options for the Yuba. Details

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Army Corps Starts $3 million Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced July 1st that they have started work on the long anticipated “Yuba River ecosystem restoration feasibility study,” which will analyze fish passage options read more >>

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Permit Cancelled for Daguerre Point Dam Hydropower Project

Any threat to the Yuba River from a new hydropower project at Daguerre Point Dam has been vanquished with the official cancellation of a permit issued in 2013. Last week, read more >>

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Yuba Salmon Update: Spring-run Count is Low

The number of salmon migrating up the Yuba River this last spring is lower than most recent years, according to preliminary counts in the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam. read more >>

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Federal Fish Agency Reverses Direction on Army Corps’ Responsibility for Dams’ Impacts on Salmon

Nevada City, CA – River conservation groups are outraged at the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) reversal of position on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ responsibility for impacts that read more >>

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Update on the Proposed Hydropower Project at Daguerre Point Dam: Draft Study Plan Found Inadequate

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and a coalition of local and national conservation organizations once again filed formal comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding Archon Energy’s proposal read more >>

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Army Corps Under Fire for Evading Responsibility for Dam Impacts on Salmon

Two new studies of impacts of Yuba River dams reverse Corps’ previous findings Nevada City, CA – River conservation groups are condemning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over two read more >>

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Federal Judge Imposes Deadline on Issuance of New Biological Opinion Concerning Army Corps’ Duty to Protect Yuba River Salmon

Nevada City, CA – Last week, in a lawsuit brought by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and Friends of the River, Federal Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. ordered read more >>

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SYRCL Teams up with YCWA and American Rivers to Request New Fish Passage Study for Englebright Dam

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), American Rivers and the Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA) sent a joint letter to US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressman read more >>

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