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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors adopts new five-year strategic plan

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The Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors has approved a new strategic plan to guide the agency’s decision-making and investments over the next five years.

“This plan is the result of many hours of work by both this board and agency staff and is a comprehen...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Yuba Water issues $14.4 million short-term loan to front Yuba County’s pension obligations and more

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Yuba County will save more than $315,000 over the next year with the help of a $14.4 million low interest loan from Yuba Water Agency to pre-pay the county’s annual California Public Employees' Retirement System payment.

“Yuba Water has carefully managed i...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

New Bear River Setback Levee reduces flood risk for Wheatland residents

Bear River Setback Levee upgrades

After a decade of planning and two years of construction, a new-and-improved setback levee was recently completed along the Bear River west of the City of Wheatland. The new levee is a critical step toward achieving the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Adapting to California’s “weather whiplash” with Forecast-Informed Reservoir Operations

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Blog by Yuba Water Director of Resource Planning John James, featured on the Northern California Water Association's website

California already has one of the most variable climates in the United States, and it’s getting more extreme. 

Our “weather...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

City of Wheatland kicks off $1.36 million comprehensive drinking water project

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Today, Yuba Water Agency joined the City of Wheatland for the installation of a new water meter during the groundbreaking ceremony for a comprehensive drinking water project. 

To ensure the community has enough water to make it through increasingl...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Yuba Water commits up to $17.4 million for water infrastructure, water supply management and more

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Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors today committed up to $17.4 million in grant funding to support water supply management, watershed resilience, water education and flood risk reduction in Yuba County. 

“These grants support a wide variety of...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

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

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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

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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

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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


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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