Winter storms get South Yuba River roaring back to life (video)

This weekend’s winter storms got the South Yuba River roaring back to life. A warm, wet storm, which forecasters described as an “atmospheric river,” drenched the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra. Snow fell at higher elevations — near 8,000 feet. The rushing South Yuba River, visible in both Nevada County, CA, and Placer County, was […]

Water-wise landscaping in the Sierra Foothills

AN ABUNDANCE OF LAKES, RIVERS, streams and ponds have defined our region’s geography and culture for generations. This also is reflected in the landscaping and design around our homes and businesses: lush lawns, water features, water-loving trees and shrubs. But a prolonged drought is forcing us to rethink our commercial and residential landscapes, often the […]

SYRC launches water conservation program for kids as drought threatens

The South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL) River Education Program is re-launching “The Great Water Mystery” – an interactive in-school assembly program that uses an engaging mystery story to teach children about water conservation. The goal of “The Great Water Mystery” assemblies is to encourage kids to incorporate simple water conservation techniques into their daily […]