This is the first project of its kind on the Yuba River, but similar actions have been taken on other rivers in California.  For example, on the Merced River, floodplain grading to create spawning habitat has led to high levels of spawning and floodplain utilization by juvenile salmonids. Additional projects on the Trinity, Stanislaus, and American Rivers have also improved main channel, off-channel and floodplain habitats for salmonids.