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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Yuba Water Agency reelects Brent Hastey as chairman, Randy Fletcher as vice-chairman

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Directors Brent Hastey and Randy Fletcher will again serve as Yuba Water Agency’s chairman and vice-chairman for the next year.

The board of directors today unanimously approved their reappointment for 2019.

“It is an incredible honor to...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Yuba Water Agency reaches significant milestone in relicensing its facilities

Yuba Water Agency facility diagram map

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement for relicensing the Yuba River Development Project, which is owned and operated by Yuba Water Agency. FERC has regulatory authority over most hydroelectric ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Camptonville biomass project gaining steam with help from water agency grant

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A new biomass facility near Camptonville is one step closer to becoming a driving force in ensuring a healthy forest with the help of a $186,500 grant from Yuba Water Agency. 

This funding will help the Camptonville Community Partnership wrap up t...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Grant helps Marysville Police Department purchase drones to aid in rescue operations

Marysville police officers stand in front of their vehicles

The Marysville Police Department will be able to more efficiently organize and monitor emergency and rescue operations with the help of a grant from Yuba Water Agency. 

The $5,000 grant, approved today by the agency as a part of the Bill Shaw Resc...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Yuba Water Agency to pay half of county supervisors' salaries, freeing up county general fund

A close-up of New Bullards Bar Dam with Yuba Water Agency's logo on top

Yuba Water Agency today voted to begin covering 50 percent of the Yuba County Board of Supervisors’ annual salaries, freeing up the county’s general fund for other priorities. This is not increasing the salaries in any way, just reallocating where the fun...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Yuba Water Agency, Brown administration strike deal to benefit fish, farmers and Bay-Delta

Fish habitat restoration on the lower Yuba River

Yuba Water Agency announced its support for the Brown administration’s comprehensive restoration strategy to improve fish and wildlife habitat conditions in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary watershed. The administration...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Yuba Water Agency discussing transfer of property tax revenue to Yuba County

Yuba Water Agency's Colgate Powerhouse

Yuba Water Agency will move forward with plans to further consider a transfer of property tax revenue to Yuba County, which is approximately $500,000 per year.

For decades, Yuba Water Agency has received a small portion of the county’s property t...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Grant helps local police department purchase new safety equipment for officers

New Bullards Bar Dam with Yuba Water Agency logo and text overlay that says the Bill Shaw Rescue Equ

Wheatland police officers will be better protected while on duty with the help of a grant from Yuba Water Agency. 

The $5,000 grant, approved today by the water agency as a part of the Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Program, will he...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

More than $700,000 in safety upgrades to New Bullards Bar Dam complete

A Yuba Water Agency employee watches as a new spillway gate motor is hoisted by a crane.

Yuba Water Agency has completed a $701,440 project to overhaul and upgrade the spillway gate drive mechanisms at New Bullards Bar Dam, ensuring reliable operation well into the future. 

All three of the spillway gates operate within specification ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Yuba Water Agency conservation program saving water and money for Yuba residents

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Yuba Water Agency today announced the first results of its pilot project to help Yuba County residents conserve water and save money.

The agency partnered with PG&E and Richard Heath and Associates to bring water conservation measures to homes already ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Forest Resilience Bond to help fund $4.6 million project to reduce wildfire risk, improve watershed

Looking up at the trunks and canopies of massive trees in the forest

This summer, California experienced its largest fire in state history—the latest disaster in a growing trend towards hotter, larger, and more destructive fires. Without urgent action, wildfires will be even deadlier and costlier in years to come...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Yuba Water Agency supports program to educate youth about fish, the watershed

A teacher at Lone Tree Elementary School teaches her students about fish in front of an aquarium

For nearly 25 years, Greg and Kathleen Payne have been teaching Yuba County elementary school students about the life cycle of fish and the importance of a healthy watershed. That program received a boost today, with a grant from Yuba Water Agency to fund...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Yuba Water Agency updates strategic plan, vision to emphasize quality of life improvements

New Bullards Bar Dam and Reservoir with houseboats moored on buoys

Focused on ensuring that its projects, programs and community investments have a direct impact on improving the quality of life for Yuba County residents, Yuba Water Agency today updated its strategic plan.

Yuba Water Agency was created in 1959 to reduce t...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Yuba Water Agency unveils new, user-friendly website

A woman sitting at a computer looking a Yuba Water Agency's website homepage

Yuba Water Agency today revealed its redesigned, more interactive website, further helping the nearly 60-year-old public agency develop a stronger relationship with the people of Yuba County.

The updated website follows the recent rebranding as Yuba Water ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Grant helps local fire districts purchase new swift water response equipment and training

Members of the regional Swift Water Rescue Response Team wearing their safety equipment stand in the

Three local fire districts will be able to better respond to water-related emergencies in Yuba County with the help of a grant from Yuba Water Agency.

The $15,000 joint grant, approved today as part of the Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training Grant Prog...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Exploratory drilling at New Bullards Bar Dam set to begin

Water being released down New Bullards Bar Dam's spillway.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 24, people traveling across New Bullards Bar Dam and recreating on the reservoir will see heavy machinery mobilizing in the parking lot on the east side of the dam, in preparation for exploratory work related to Yuba Water Agency’s...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Yuba Water Agency dams deemed safe in recent state assessment

New Bullards Bar Reservoir and Dam with spillway on the right side.

Yuba Water Agency’s New Bullards Bar Dam, constructed in 1970, recently received the highest safety rating possible by California’s Department of Water Resources Division of Safety of Dams.

A comprehensive listing of California’s major dams issued this mon...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Yuba Water Agency to purchase 20-acre property in Dobbins

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Yuba Water Agency today approved the purchase of a property in Dobbins for approximately $220,000 to further support agency operations.

The 20-acre parcel is located between Lake Francis and New Colgate Powerhouse, and will be used to construct a new wareh...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Yuba County Water Agency rebrands as Yuba Water Agency, unveils new logo

A close-up of New Bullards Bar Dam with Yuba Water Agency's logo on top

Yuba County Water Agency announced today that it is rebranding as Yuba Water Agency, to provide a simple, easy-to-identify moniker and logo, as the nearly 60-year-old organization seeks to develop a stronger relationship with the people of Yuba County.&am...

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