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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 7, 2020

Yuba Water approves nearly $14 million for water supply, infrastructure improvements, and more

A photo of green, open farming land in southeastern Yuba County.

Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors today committed approximately $14 million in grants and loans for water infrastructure upgrades, levee maintenance and Yuba County’s annual California Public Employees’ Retirement System payment. 

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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 3, 2020

Yuba Water Agency funds drinking water infrastructure repairs for foothill residents

A concrete creek water diversion structure.

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 r...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Yuba Water Agency sues California water board to protect its future, the Yuba River and Yuba County

Yuba Water Agency's Colgate Powerhouse

Yuba Water Agency filed lawsuits in both federal and state court today to challenge the water quality certification that California’s State Water Resources Control Board issued in July for Yuba Water’s new license for its hydroelectric project, the Yuba R...

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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.

Data collected...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Cordua Irrigation District joins historic Lower Yuba River Accord

A flooded rice field with the Yuba County foothills in the background.

Yuba Water Agency’s board of directors today approved an agreement that adds the Cordua Irrigation District to the historic Lower Yuba River Accord, a model water management agreement that supports endangered salmon and steelhead, ensures water supplies f...

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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 8, 2021

Recent snow surveys confirm another dry water year ahead for Yuba River watershed

Two men take a snow sample with a metal pipe during a snow survey.

Despite a series of storms earlier this year and a snowpack visible from the valley floor, California is on track for another dry water year. That’s according to recent snow surveys by local and state agencies and various forecast models.

“Our recent aeria...

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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: 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: July 22, 2021

Local water providers urge water conservation in Yuba and Sutter Counties

Houseboats on a reservoir with low water levels.

Yuba Water Agency and local water providers are urging residents to conserve water as drought conditions deepen throughout the region.

“Yuba County is in a better position than many other parts of the state because of the availability of groundwater in our...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Yuba Water provides $15,000 grant to Camptonville to help with water supply reliability

A photo of a street with two houses on the left.

The Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors today approved a $15,000 grant for the Camptonville Community Services District to help them seek additional financial and technical support to ensure the community is better able to handle drought. 

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