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We had a great turn-out at the Nevada Irrigation District Board meeting on Wednesday morning. Thank you to all the Dam Watchdogs who packed the room! Please see below for opportunities to learn more about NID's Centennnial Dam project, including a free Wild & Scenic Film Festival Workshop about how dams threaten Native American's living culture. 

JUST ANNOUNCED:
ATTEND A FREE WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
WORKSHOP ABOUT BEAR RIVER
How a New Dam on the Bear River Threatens Native American's Living Culture
SUNDAY, January 15, 9:30 – 11:00am
City Hall, 317 Broad Street, Nevada City

Shelly Covert, Tribal Council Secretary and Spokes Person will lead a panel discussion about the impact dams have had historically on Native Tribes. The discussion will also talk about the dangers of the proposed new dam on the Bear River. Shelly will be joined by Native American Artist, Judith Lowry, Wanda Batchelor who is the great-granddaughter of Chief Louis Kelly, and other guests to be announced soon. Audience participation will be greatly encouraged and welcomed.

ATTEND A FREE WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
WORKSHOP ABOUT DAMS
So Many Dam Alternatives
SUNDAY, January 15, 4:00 – 5:00pm
City Hall, 317 Broad Street, Nevada City

Climate change is upon us and will continue affecting the water supply profile of the Yuba and Bear River watersheds in unpredictable ways. Recognizing this, Nevada Irrigation District has proposed one possible action: build another dam on the Bear River. Is this the most economical, sustainable, and resilient answer for California?

This workshop explores alternatives to consider in evaluating upcoming economic and environmental analyses of NID’s proposal. Experts will discuss practical water delivery and demand efficiencies and watershed scale management opportunities. Our local water challenges and solutions will be a model for California’s sustainable water future. 

Panelists include:
Jonas Minton,
Senior Water Policy Advisor, Planning & Conservation League
Sarah Yarnell, Senior Researcher, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Jeff Odefey, Director, Clean Water Supply, American Rivers

SEE “VOICE OF THE BEAR” AT THE FILM FESTIVAL (ticket needed)

Voice of the Bear River*
Produced by John Marlow | 2016 | 20 min.
2017 Official Selection
This film is showing Saturday, Jan 14th during the “Local love” film session (from 12:30-3pm — $20 for the session) at Yuba River Charter School, Nevada City. 
Ticket information
: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/ticket-info/ 

Witness the stunning beauty of the Bear and Yuba watershed. These rivers are at the mercy of Centennial Reservoir. 72
Billion Gallons have been requested to be removed from the Bear River, affecting farmers, fishermen, wildlife, and many more. Centennial Dam would flood more than 6 miles of this beautiful valley, flooding Native American burial grounds, loved recreation places, tourist attractions, and the homes of our fellow citizens. Centennial Dam would cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but what about the other costs? This film takes an intensive look into Centennial Dam, and what it could mean for us. More info: www.SaveBearRiver.com
*this film is produced by an independent filmmaker, not SYRCL
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