Posts with the category ‘Dams’


Yuba Riverkeeper Response to Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis

The South Yuba River Citizens League, parent organization of the Yuba Riverkeeper, released the following statement on February 13, 2017 regarding the threat posed by the Oroville Dam Spillway. Yuba Riverkeeper is monitoring the situation and regular updates on the crisis can be found on their website here.    The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) commends all the public safety officials who responded quickly and… Read More…


Celebrating Yuba Riverkeeper at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

One might be surprised to learn that one of the country’s largest environmental film festivals is based in a town of less than 3,000 people. But, in fact, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival has taken place for 15 years in small, historic Nevada City, deep in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It’s organized each year by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL),… Read More…


Dam Watchdogs Needed

Yuba River Waterkeeper – the newest member of the California Coastkeeper Alliance – has launched a critical campaign to protect the Yuba and Bear Rivers from a proposed 110,000 acre-foot reservoir with a 275 foot-tall dam. In a time of record drought and climate change we need creative solutions to address our local water needs, and big, expensive dams are a thing of the past. The Centennial Dam would inundate the… Read More…


Clean Water Accomplishments

California Coastkeeper Alliance was founded in 1999 with the belief that a healthy ocean and coast and clean water is vital to California’s economy, public health and way of life. We’ve accomplished a lot since then. Check out our infographic below to learn more or get all of the details. About the Illustrator Artist April Seymore is an improvisor, science communicator, teacher and sustainability catalyst. She… Read More…


From Sierra to Sea: Bringing the Mountain Perspective to Coastkeeper Alliance

In my first few weeks as a Policy Analyst with California Coastkeeper Alliance, I have been amazed by the range and scale of problems facing the state. Getting up to speed on the issues confronting coastal watersheds and communities, I am struck by both the commonalities and differences with the issues I faced upstream as an AmeriCorps member this past year at Sierra Streams Institute…. Read More…


Russian River Headwaters to Ocean Paddle

This summer, a diverse group of stakeholders from Sonoma and Mendocino counties launched their boats to kick-off a year-long effort to create a new vision to improve the health of the Russian River watershed. Participants began to paddle along this “Headwaters to Ocean Descent” through the winding path of the Russian River in a 3-part expedition organized by the non-profit LandPaths and led by Sonoma County Supervisor… Read More…


Ventura Coastkeeper Lawsuit Filed to Restore Santa Clara River Steelhead Trout Runs, Native Birds

Conservation groups today filed a lawsuit in federal court against United Water Conservation District over its operation of a dam that blocks runs of endangered steelhead on the Santa Clara River. The Vern Freeman Diversion Dam near Saticoy prevents virtually any steelhead from returning to prime habitat upstream and degrades habitat downstream, according to the groups, which include the Wishtoyo Foundation, its Ventura Coastkeeper Program… Read More…


Freeing the Klamath

Wild and free by 2020! In April 2016, after more than ten years of advocacy, litigation, and negotiation, Klamath Riverkeeper celebrated the adoption of an agreement to un-dam the Klamath River by 2020. EcoNews featured the victory, the largest dam removal and salmon restoration project in history, in its June/July summer issue.  More than 60,000 Klamath River salmon died in 2002 after the federal government ignored… Read More…


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