SYRCL, The South Yuba River Citizens League Wednesday issued a notice of intent to file suit against the US Army corps of Engineers for failure to protect three species of endangered Yuba River fish, the spring-run Chinook salmon, Steelhead, and green Sturgeon. Last February SYRCL won a lawsuit declaring that two Army Corps of Engineers Dams , Englebright and Daguerre Point on the Yuba river, are jeopardizing survival and recovery of these three fish species. The National Marine Fisheries Service then issued a Biological Opinion ordering the Army Corps to take action . SYRCL Executive Director, Caleb Dardick says so far the Army Corp of Engineers has not taken steps to protect the fish.
Dardick says SYRCL issued a notice of intent to file suit in order to be able to return to Federal court in 60 days , should attempts fail to persuade the Army Corps to drop it’s opposition to the Biological Opinion’s requirements and begin implementing them.