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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Yuba Water reinvests hydropower revenue back into Yuba County through grants

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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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
Posted on: December 21, 2022

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

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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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Economic Development
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Yuba Water issues $14.4 million short-term loan to front Yuba County’s pension obligations and more

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Yuba County will save more than $315,000 over the next year with the help of a $14.4 million low interest loan from Yuba Water Agency to pre-pay the county’s annual California Public Employees' Retirement System payment.

“Yuba Water has carefully managed i...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Yuba Water commits up to $17.4 million for water infrastructure, water supply management and more

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Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors today committed up to $17.4 million in grant funding to support water supply management, watershed resilience, water education and flood risk reduction in Yuba County. 

“These grants support a wide variety of...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Marking 25 Years Since the New Year’s Flood Of 1997: What’s Changed and Where We Are Today

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This story was originally published in Adobe Spark. Read the story with visuals.

On December 31, 1996, Yuba Water Agency Director Brent Hastey and his wife, Alisan, were enjoying a quiet evening at home with their four young children. Two days later, their...

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