Nevada Irrigation District is trying to pass the creation of the Centennial Dam which would inundate our beautiful Bear River, just over a mile from our home. I found this terrific video made showing the history of our river, its relationship to the Yuba River and the route it takes to the ocean. It also present the arguments against this dam. Extremely well done with terrific drone shots of the area.
Here is a chart showing how ground water is a far more important aspect of water management. Ground water in California vs. surface water:
Here is a successful ground water storage system that would be a much wiser solution than the Centennial Dam project put forth by NID: Mavens Notebook