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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.

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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: December 22, 2020

Yuba Water receives $2.8 million for Yuba River habitat restoration, discusses economic development

A photo of a conveyor belt with rock being moved with thee Yuba River in the background.

Yuba Water Agency’s board of directors passed a resolution today to receive a grant worth more than $2.8 million from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for habitat restoration and flood risk reduction work on the lower Yuba River. The grant i...

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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 17, 2021

Stretch of lower Yuba River closing to watercraft for habitat enhancement work

Daguerre Point Dam on the lower Yuba River.

More than one mile of the north channel of the lower Yuba River will be closed to all watercraft starting April 1 through early December for habitat enhancement work as part of Yuba Water Agency’s Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project.&...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Hallwood fish habitat project already showing signs of success

A photo of a channel with water in it.

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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