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Posted on: December 21, 2022

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

A concrete dam with water behind it surrounded by dense, green forest.

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: November 22, 2022

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

An aerial photo of a large dam with water behind it with a spillway on the right spilling water.

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

A man in a yellow vest working on a gauge in the ground.

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: 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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