Yuba Accord Documents

Description of the Yuba Accord Documents

The Lower Yuba River Accord (Yuba Accord) concludes a 20-year California controversy, and enables the Yuba County Water Agency to successfully operate the Yuba River Development Project (FERC 2246, 362 MW) for hydropower, irrigation, flood control, recreation and fisheries benefits - all in an innovative manner that surpasses the project's original requirements. As a settlement agreement, the Yuba Accord is the final product of nearly three years of intense negotiations among 17 stakeholders, including local irrigation districts, state and federal resource agencies, and conservation groups. 

Lower Yuba River

Based upon the success of two one-year pilot programs (2006 to 2007), the State of California approved the agreement in 2008, and it is now fully operational. The Yuba Accord is unprecedented in that it combines increased instream fisheries flows - for wild, native salmon and steelhead - with increased supplemental water supplies for California cities and farms, while preserving all of the project's clean, renewable hydropower generation capacity. 

The Yuba Accord also reaffirms the water rights of the Yuba County Water Agency and its member irrigation districts. The Yuba Accord represents a nexus of smart engineering, collaborative partnership and strategy development in the pursuit of a sustainable solution to a complex controversy.

  1. Draft EIR-EIS
  2. Presentations
  3. Press
  4. Yuba Accord Documents
  5. Yuba Accord Final EIR-EIS
  6. Yuba Accord Flow Schedules

Draft EIR-EIS for the Proposed Accord

Appendices

  1. Appendices Table of Contents (PDF)
  2. Appendix A-NOP NOI (PDF)
  3. Appendix B-Proposed Lower Yuba River Accord Agreements (PDF)
  4. Appendix C-Background Regarding Development of the Agreements (PDF)
  5. Appendix D-Modeling Technical Memorandum (PDF)
  6. Appendix E-Fisheries Resources Analytical Approach and Analysis (PDF)
  7. Appendix F - Cover and TOC (PDF)
  8. Appendix F1-Surface Water Supply and Management Model Output (PDF)
  9. Appendix F2-Groundwater Resources Monitoring Data and Supporting Information (PDF)
  10. Appendix F3-Power Production and Energy Consumption Model Output (PDF)
  11. Appendix F4 - Flysheet (PDF)
  12. Appendix F4 Scenario 2 v 1 EIR-EIS Model Output (PDF)
  13. Appendix F4 Scenario 3 v 1 EIR-EIS Model Output (PDF)
  14. Appendix F4 Scenario 3 v 2 EIR-EIS Model Output (PDF)
  15. Appendix F4 Scenario 4 v 1 EIR-EIS Model Output (PDF)
  16. Appendix F4 Scenario 4 v 2 EIR-EIS Model Output (PDF)
  17. Appendix F4 Scenario 6 v 5 EIR-EIS Model Output (PDF)
  18. Appendix F4 Scenario 7 v 5 EIR-EIS Model Output (PDF)
  19. Appendix F4 Summary Table-Modeled Scenarios Used in the Alternatives Comparisons (PDF)
  20. Appendix F5 - Cover and TOC (PDF)
  21. Appendix F5 - Flysheet (PDF)
  22. Appendix F5 Scenario 2 v 1 DSM2 Model Output Rev (PDF)
  23. Appendix F5 Scenario 3 v 2 DSM2 Model Output Rev (PDF)
  24. Appendix F5 Scenario 4 v 1 DSM2 Model Output Rev (PDF)
  25. Appendix F5 Scenario 4 v 2 DSM2 Model Output Rev (PDF)
  26. Appendix F5 Scenario 6 v 5 DSM2 Model Output Rev (PDF)
  27. Appendix F5 Scenario 7 v 5 DSM2 Model Output Rev (PDF)
  28. Appendix F6-Combined Old and Middle River Flow Model Output (PDF)
  29. Appendix G - Flysheet (PDF)
  30. Appendix G1 Scenario 3 v 2 Fisheries Resources Summary Diagrams (PDF)
  31. Appendix G2 Scenario 4 v 2 Fisheries Resources Summary Diagrams (PDF)
  32. Appendix G3 Scenario 3 v 1 Fisheries Resources Summary Diagrams (PDF)
  33. Appendix G4 Scenario 4 v 1 Fisheries Resources Summary Diagrams (PDF)
  34. Appendix G5 Scenario 2 v 1 Fisheries Resources Summary Diagrams (PDF)
  35. Appendix G6 Scenario 6 v 5 Fisheries Resources Summary Diagrams (PDF)
  36. Appendix G7 Scenario 7 v 5 Fisheries Resources Summary Diagrams (PDF)
  37. Appendix H-MMRP-ECP (PDF)
  38. Appendix I-Responses to Comments (PDF)
  39. Appendix J-Endangered Species Act Compliance (PDF)
  40. Appendix K-Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Compliance (PDF)