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The Bear Yuba Land Trust protects and preserves the natural land and watersheds of Bear Yuba while educating the public on environmental topics.

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Volunteers Have Tracked Water Quality for Over Two Decades

Even small nonprofits can make a difference in the environment, as has been proven by the South Yuba River Citizens League. For over 20 years, they have monitored the quality of the Yuba watershed without receiving any sort of compensation.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full The Union report
Report Shows High Quality of Water Continues

The Nevada Irrigation District drinking water once again exceeded federal public standards, as reported in the latest Annual Water Quality Report. This report summarizes all testing and monitoring programs that were conducted in 2021.

(June 9, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report

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Image caption: Saving water has become more crucial in California’s drought crisis.
How to Save Water: Simple Steps You Can Take

Saving water is more important than ever in California, due to the region’s worst drought conditions in 1,200 years. Here are some steps you can take to help.


Image caption: With drought getting worse, California needs to increase water use efficiency.
How California Can Increase Water Savings By 30 Percent

California can increase water savings in urban and suburban areas by 30 to 48 percent using nothing but existing technology, a new report from the Pacific Institute says.


Image caption: A new report is sharply critical of California's laws and rules for granting water rights.
Bringing California Water Laws Into the Future

California’s outdated water rights laws have failed to account for the effects of climate change, says a new expert report, which makes some strong recommendations.


Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.


Image caption: Salt is a key ingredient to maintaining safe roads in snowy climes.
Putting Tahoe on a Low-Salt Diet

Comstock’s reporter Jennifer Junghans learns about some innovative solutions to the problem of ice on winter roads.


Image caption: Nevada County’s water system started with a ‘crazy’ man digging a ditch.
Nevada County’s Water Districts, Explained

Nevada County’s complex system of water districts started with a single canal dug in the Gold Rush days.


Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt

What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.


Image caption: Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless radio—an old-school form of signal boosting.
Deep Dive into California’s Big Blue

In a comprehensive six-part series, resident Tahoe Weekly historian Mark McLaughlin explores ‘Who Owns the Water in Lake Tahoe & Truckee River?’


Image caption: Water is a human right under California law, but it doesn’t always work out that way.
Agriculture and Water Shortages in the State’s Breadbasket, Explained

Residential wells are drying up in the state’s main agricultural region at the same time that agricultural businesses consume almost 90 percent of the water there.


Image caption: Northern pintails and many other species of waterfowl depend on marshland in the Klamath Basin during migration.
Dying for Fresh Water

This year, an estimated 60,000 birds have been poisoned by botulism in one of the oldest waterfowl conservation reserves in the state.


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