SERCAL 2017 Technical Session — Stream and Riparian Restoration
SERCAL 2016 Technical Session — Riparian & Wetlands
The lower Yuba River has been heavily altered by hydraulic mining debris, dredger mining, upstream dams and an altered flow regime. While over the last half century (following the control of hydraulic mining sediments and dredging), riparian vegetation cover has been increasing on the lower Yuba River floodplain, succession has not progressed and the vegetation is largely comprised of shrubby willow species.
Utilizing historical ecological information recently developed by the San Francisco Estuary Institute, the Project seeks to utilize the site’s unique position on the landscape. The proposed Project seeks to partially restore some of these ecological functions, including reconnecting the historic lake features with surrounding natural tidal waterways and removing obstructions to tidal inundation to allow seasonal and tidal waters to drain slowly through the marsh plains.