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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Yuba Water funds levee improvements and conservation projects, says farewell to longtime GM

A photo of general manager Curt Aikens

Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors today committed $785,000 for levee improvements, water conservation and other Yuba County water projects in support of its core mission areas of flood risk reduction and sustainable water supply management.

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Yuba Water advances major flood risk reduction project at New Bullards Bar

A rendering of the proposed open-channel secondary spillway at New Bullards Bar Dam

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (July 24, 2020) – Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors Thursday authorized staff to move forward with a new design of an estimated $225 million secondary spillway at New Bullards Bar Dam, marking an important step forward for the agen...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Yuba Water funds water supply and flood risk reduction projects, education and rescue equipment

A photo of a group of kids on a raft floating down the Yuba River during a Salmon Expedition

Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors today committed more than $2.2 million in grants for Yuba River-focused water education, water supply improvements, flood risk reduction and swift water rescue equipment. 

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Yuba Water invests more than $1.25 million in community projects

A photo of a conveyor belt with rock being moved with thee Yuba River in the background.

Yuba Water Agency’s board of directors today approved more than $1.25 million in grants and a low-interest loan for flood risk reduction, water infrastructure, water quality improvements, fish habitat and emergency water rescue equipment.

“As we all grappl...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Yuba-Feather Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations

Two women install a piece of mechanical equipment at an atmospheric monitoring station.

Despite its reputation for year-round sunshine and mild temperatures, California has one of the most varied climates in the United States.

For Yuba County and neighboring Sutter, these variations have manifested most notably in catastrophic flooding from t...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Yuba Water invests approx. $1M to reduce flood risk, improve water quality and help first responders

Construction on the Marysville Ring Levee.

Yuba Water Agency’s board of directors today approved approximately $1 million in grants for flood risk reduction, water quality improvements and emergency response equipment. 

$910,000 - Yuba County water quality projects

A $910,000 grant was appr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Atmospheric rivers bring rain, snow and research opportunities

A male and female hold up a weather balloon as they stand in front of flooded rice fields.

Over the course of the past week, Scripps Institution of Oceanography field teams successfully launched a series of weather balloons throughout Northern California to monitor the season’s first series of significant atmospheric river events.

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Yuba Water invests nearly $2 million in flood risk reduction and water infrastructure projects

An aerial photo of the lower Yuba River.

Yuba Water Agency’s board of directors today approved several grants and matching loans to advance critical flood risk reduction work and water infrastructure improvements in Yuba County.

Reducing flood risk for communities near lower Yuba River

A $400,000 ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Yuba Water and Scripps Institution of Oceanography partner to bring weather station to local school

Two people install a metal structure on a grass field.

Browns Valley Elementary students now have the opportunity to contribute to science and weather forecasts in their watershed thanks to a new monitoring station installed at the school by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego with support...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Yuba Water Agency provides $2 million loan for Goldfields flood risk reduction work

A large levee with a gravel path on the top.

Yuba Water Agency’s board of directors today approved a $2 million loan to the Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority to complete the construction of a new levee near the Yuba Goldfields that will bring a 200-year level of urban flood protection to sout...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Yuba Water pledges $6.5 million to community projects in Yuba County

Yuba Water grants and loans approved June 1

Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors today approved $6.5 million for a range of projects to improve public safety and enhance the quality of life for Yuba County residents.

This is the first group of grants approved by Yuba Water since adoption of its ne...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Yuba Water grants support levee improvements throughout Yuba County

A photo looking down a gravel path on top of a levee.

Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors today approved more than $1.1 million for critical urban and rural levee improvements in Yuba County. 

“These investments ensure Yuba County businesses and communities can continue to grow and thrive knowing ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Hallwood fish habitat project already showing signs of success

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As work to enhance the lower Yuba River ecosystem and reduce flood risk continues, initial reports show that fish are already using the habitat restored as part of the 157-acre Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project.

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Marking 25 Years Since the New Year’s Flood Of 1997: What’s Changed and Where We Are Today

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This story was originally published in Adobe Spark. Read the story with visuals.

On December 31, 1996, Yuba Water Agency Director Brent Hastey and his wife, Alisan, were enjoying a quiet evening at home with their four young children. Two days later, their...

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