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Yuba Water Agency took action today to improve water supply reliability for Camptonville residents.
A $56,000 grant, approved today by Yuba Water’s board of directors, provides necessary funding for the Camptonville Community Services District to perform repairs to its Campbell Gulch diversion structure, which captures and diverts water for the entire community of Camptonville.
“Our goal is to make sure that our communities have excellent water quality for their residents, and this project is crucial for foothill residents’ drinking water supply,” said Yuba Water Chairman Randy Fletcher, whose district includes Camptonville. “Without these repairs, it is just a matter of time before the system fails.”
The structure captures raw water from a creek that runs through Campbell Gulch before it is carried downstream through a pipe to the district’s filter plant, where it is then processed for drinking water.
The diversion structure sustained significant damage due to high creek flows as a result of torrential rain events and is in need of repair to continue to provide a reliable water supply for the foothill community’s residents.
This project is also part of the area’s Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, a collaborative effort to identify and implement water management solutions on a regional scale.