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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Yuba Water provides funding to complete North Yuba Water District flume replacement

A photo looking up at an aged wooden flume.

Yuba Water Agency’s board of directors today approved an amendment to a grant agreement to help the North Yuba Water District replace its deteriorating Hell 4 Stout Flume. The agency previously approved funds for the project and anticipated a fol...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Yuba Water reinvests hydropower revenue back into Yuba County through grants

An aerial photo of a levee with a river on its left in the midst of farmland.

Yuba Water Agency today approved nearly $25 million in grants and one cash-flow loan for two dozen multi-year projects in Yuba County as part of its Community Impact Grant and Loan Program. The agency also approved a separate $10.4 million grant to Yuba C...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Earth Day 2023: reaffirming our commitment to the Yuba River watershed

Yuba Water General Manager Willie Whittlesey

By Willie Whittlesey, Yuba Water’s general manager

“Invest in our planet” is this year’s Earth Day theme for the second year in a row. And for a good reason. Strategic investments are essential to turn plans into action.

At Yuba Water Agency, investing in t...

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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 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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