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Fish Habitat Enhancement
About Fish Habitat Enhancement
The lower Yuba River is one of California’s signature anadromous fish streams, meaning it supports fish that are born in freshwater but spend most of their lives in saltwater before returning to freshwater to spawn. Although heavily impacted by the effects of hydraulic gold mining, the lower Yuba River supports important fisheries, including Central Valley Chinook salmon and steelhead. Read more about how Yuba Water supports lower Yuba River fisheries.
Fish Passage and Reintroduction Studies
Yuba Water has participated in many different studies to explore how best to enhance and improve chances for the recovery of Chinook salmon and steelhead in the Yuba River watershed. Learn more about these efforts.
Hallwood Fish Habitat Project
Information about the Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project on the lower Yuba River.
Lower Yuba River Accord
The award-winning Lower Yuba River Accord has resulted in significant benefits for Yuba County and California.
Yuba Water Agency's collaborative framework to improve fish and wildlife habitat conditions in the San Francisco/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary watershed, including fisheries enhancement measures on the lower Yuba River.
Yuba River Habitat Restoration Agreement
Yuba Water, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries are partnering on a comprehensive restoration agreement for the Yuba River, which includes a unique project to help salmon and other threatened fish get around Daguerre Point Dam in the lower Yuba River.