Established in 1959, Yuba Water Agency is dedicated to reducing flood risk, and safeguarding water supply for Yuba County. Despite significant runoff from a diminishing snowpack, the county demonstrated effective preparedness in managing last winter’s storms, leading to minimal impact on the region.Read More
Flood control in Yuba County;
At the time of the Yuba City flood in December 1955, it was considered the most severe natural disaster in California since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Starting December 18 and lasting for nine unrelenting days, torrential rain accompanied by high-speed wind drenched nearly 100,000 square miles.
Oscar Marin, born and raised in Yuba County, remembers many natural disasters—especially the floods in 1986 and 1997.