Why is Yuba Water Agency voluntarily making these commitments?

Yuba Water Agency has proven over the last ten years, since the successful and continuing implementation of the award-winning Yuba Accord, that collaborative agreements are more sustainable, imaginative, and result in actual improvements, as opposed to controversial regulatory requirements that are limited in approach and that get tied up in court for decades. When parties focus on interest-based negotiations, and allow science to lead the way to determine the best way ahead, often the results are more meaningful solutions for California’s economy and environment. Water supply reliability for the benefit of Yuba County farmers and residents is the agency’s top priority in both Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing and in this voluntary process. The voluntary agreement proposal ensures Yuba Water is able to both maintain our water supply reliability as well as provide better environmental benefits than the State Water Board alternative.

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1. What is the Yuba Water Agency voluntary agreement proposal?
2. Why is Yuba Water Agency voluntarily making these commitments?
3. What is the proposal of the State Water Resources Control Board staff?
4. Why is the voluntary agreement proposal better than the State Water Board staff proposal?
5. Are other Sacramento Valley agencies submitting similar proposals?
6. Will Yuba Water benefit if the State Water Board adopts the agency's proposal?
7. How does Yuba Water Agency plan to use revenue their proposal would create?
8. What is the State Water Board schedule for review of the voluntary agreement proposals?