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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 1, 2020

Potential site for future water education center identified

A photo of three men looking out at the Yuba River from the banks.

Riverfront land just outside of Marysville may be the future home of Yuba Water Agency’s planned Watershed Experience Center.

Today, the board of directors voted to move forward with preliminary environmental work to determine the feasibility of developing...

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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 11, 2021

Yuba Water employees visit Yuba County preparatory school, discuss careers in water industry

Four people with masks on look at a tank filled with water.

Last month, Yuba Water Agency employees Kaitlyn Chow, Creighton Avila and Jackie Sillman visited Yuba County Career Preparatory Charter School’s Aquaponics Department to discuss with students potential career paths in the water industry and how those rela...

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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: August 3, 2021

Yuba Water continues to invest big in Yuba County education

Corrine Garcia kindergarten class at Lone Tree Elementary

Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors voted today to formalize a water education program. The action lays out a roadmap for how the agency will reach its education goals and includes a commitment of more than $275,000 to complete the implementation of Yu...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Yuba Water and Yuba College partnership brings real-world experience to local students

Two men talk to each other in a machine shop.

When Hydro Mechanical Engineer Aaron Esselman took classes at Yuba College in 2011, he was simply filling the requirements to transfer to a California State University. Ten years later, he’s back at Yuba College, this time working with students and staff ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

SYRCL’s Salmon Expeditions serve more students

A photo of a raft on the Yuba River filled with students.

Written by the South Yuba River Citizens League

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) resumed Salmon Expeditions for grade school students from Nevada and Yuba counties after a year away from the river.

SYRCL has worked with schools to implement COVI...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Yuba Water recognized for its leadership in Yuba River watershed education

Corrine Garcia kindergarten class at Lone Tree Elementary

Yuba Water Agency has received a distinguished contribution award from the California Association of Science Educators (CASE) for its Yuba River watershed curriculum project. The project is the cornerstone of the agency’s broader watershed education progr...

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