The Anadromous Fish Restoration Program

Yuba River

map of watershed showing location of dams and major roads

Watershed Information


PRODUCTION
Species 1967-1991 Baseline Target 1992-2009 Average Increase Percent Change
fall-run Chinook salmon 33,267       66,000       32,808       -459       -1.4      
WATERSHED STATISTICS ANADROMOUS HABITAT COORDINATORS
  Watershed area:   1,339 square miles
  Watershed Priority:  not designated
  Total storage:  1,377,000 acre-feet
  Historic:   77 miles  
  Current:   21 miles  ( 27.3 %)
     Mike Healey
     Beth Campbell
RESTORATION
  Projected number of restoration projects:   6   Projected total cost of restoration:   $30,510,000.00
  Total invested to date:  AFRP    $50,000.00  other    $0.00

Documents

Initial Scope of Work: Fish Salvage at the Hallwood-Cordua Fish Screen, 1999, 0.01 mb (0.01 MB)

Preliminary Engineering for Yuba Goldfields Fish Barrier Project, Oct. 27, 1999, 166 kb ( 166 KB)

Site Plan for Yuba Goldfields Fish Barrier Project, Oct. 27, 1999, 95 kb (, 95 KB)

Gabion Fish Barrier for Yuba Goldfields Fish Barrier Project, Oct. 27, 1999, 110 kb ( 110 KB)

Project Location Map: Yuba River ()

Yuba Goldfields Fish Barrier Project-Preliminary Engineering Report, 0.117 mb (.117 MB)

Yuba Goldfields Fish Barrier Project-Preliminary Engineering Report ()

Narrows 2 Powerplant Flow Bypass System Final Design Report, 11.73 mb (1.73 MB)

Yuba Goldfields Fish Barrier Project-Preliminary Engineering Report ()

Yuba River Temperature Monitoring Project ()

Relationships Between Flow Fluctuations, Redd Dewatering, Juvnenile Stranding for Chinook Salmon and Steelhead/Rainbow Trout, Yuba River, 2010, 1.1 mb ( 1.1 MB)

Flow-Habitat Relationships for Juvenile Fall/Spring-run Chinook Salmon and Steelhead/Rainbow Trout Rearing in the Yuba River, Oct. 2010, 5.01mb ( 5.01MB)

Response to Comments, Flow-Habitat Relationships Juvenile Fall/Spring-run Chinook Salmon, Steelhead/Rainbow Trout Rearing, Yuba River, 2010, 1.1 mb (1.1 MB )

Response-to-Comments, August 2008 Peer-Review Draft of the Yuba River Redd Dewaterring/Juvenile Stranding Instream Flow , Sept. 2010, 177kb ( 177KB )

Flow-Habitat Relationships for Spring and Fall-run Chinook Salmon and Steelhead/Rainbow Trout Spawning in the Yuba River, Sept. 2010, 12.1 mb (12.1 MB)

Response to Comments, Flow-Habitat Relationships for Spring/Fall-run Chinook Salmon, Steelhead/Rainbow Trout Spawning, Yuba River, Sept. 2010, 12.1 mb (12.1 MB)

Videography Monitoring of Adult Sturgeon in the Feather River Basin, CA. February 15, 2011. 3.3 mb ( 3.3 MB)

Memo: Green Sturgeon Observations at Daguerre Point Dam, Yuba River, CA. June 7, 2011. 2.0 mb ( 2.0 MB)

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Actions and Evaluations

Status Description
A3. Reduce and control flow fluctuations to avoid and minimize adverse effects to juvenile salmonids.
A2. Improve flows for American shad migration, spawning, incubation and rearing from April to June, consistent with actions to protect chinook salmon and steelhead and when hydrologic conditions are adequate to minimize adverse effects to water supply operations.
A1. Supplement flows with water acquired from willing sellers consistent with applicable guidelines or negotiate agreements to improve conditions for all life history stages of chinook salmon and steelhead.
Ongoing A4. Maintain adequate instream flows for temperature control.
Ongoing A10. Operate reservoirs to provide adequate water temperatures for anadromous fish.
Ongoing E4. Evaluate the benefits of restoring stream channel and riparian habitats of the Yuba River, including the creation of side channels for spawning and rearing habitats for salmonids.
Ongoing E3. Identify and attempt to implement actions that will maintain mean daily water temperatures between 61 F and 65 F for at least one month from April 1 to June 30 for American shad, consistent with actions to protect chinook salmon and steelhead and when hydrologic conditions are adequate to minimize adverse effects to water supply operations.
Ongoing E1. Evaluate the effectiveness of pulse flows to facilitate successful juvenile salmonid emigration.
Not Addressed A9. Facilitate passage of juvenile salmonids by modifying the dam face of Daguerre Point Dam.
Not Addressed A8. Purchase streambank conservation easements to improve salmonid habitat and instream cover.
Not Addressed A7. Facilitate passage of spawning adult salmonids by maintaining appropriate flows through the fish ladders, or by modifying the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam.
Ongoing A6. Construct or improve the fish bypasses at Hallwood-Cordua and Brophy-South Yuba water diversion.
Ongoing A5. Improve efficiency of screening devices at Hallwood-Cordua and Brophy-South Yuba water diversions, and construct screens at the Brown's Valley water diversion and other unscreened diversions.
Ongoing A11. Develop and implement a program for restoring and replenishing spawning gravel, where appropriate, in the Sacramento River.

Photos

Aerial of Narrows II powerhouse before and after Aerial view of Englebright Dam and Narrows II Aerial view of Narrows II Powerhouse Coded-wire tagging trailer Coded-wire tagging trailer (hi-resolution) Daguerre Dam Daguerre Point Dam during 1997 flood Jan 3 Daguerre Point Dam during 1997 flood Jan 6 Debris in South Fish ladder at Daguerre after 1997 Engineered design of golfields project Goldfields Barrier Goldfields Barrier Post Project Hallwood Cordua Screen Hallwood-Cordua Fish Screen Hallwood-Cordua Fish Screen (hi-resolution) Hammon Bar looking downstream pre-project Hammon Bar looking upstream pre-project Hammon Bar pre-project Hammon Bar proposed pilot project location Juvenile salmon study station Lower Yuba River Lower Yuba River Narrows I Powerhouse DS of Englebright North fish ladder at Daguerre Dam Rotary Screw Trap Rotary Screw Trap on the Yuba River South fish ladder at Daguerre Dam Vaki fish counter computer in fish ladder at Dague Vaki fish counter computer in fish ladder at Dague Vaki fish counter in fish ladder at Daguerre Point Vaki Riverwatcher Laptop and Screen View of camera tunnel in VAKI Riverwatcher Yuba River Yuba River at the Narrows Yuba River at the Narrows - Yuba River at the Narrows  - looking Downstream Yuba River at the Narrows - Downstream Yuba River During 1997 flood Yuba River During 1997 flood