What do you do for Yuba Water Agency?
I support the operations and maintenance crews for Yuba Water's hydroelectric generation systems, which includes overseeing the agency’s fleet compliance and maintenance, scheduling, inspecting and tracking site inspections, and handling junior-level projects.
Have your essential duties changed due to COVID-19? If so, how?
I continue to spend 40 hours a week in the office to support the crews, so my duties have had little to no change since COVID.
Photo: Coleman and other Yuba Water employees pose for a humorous photo inside one of the agency's facilities.
What do you enjoy most about working for Yuba Water Agency?
I love hydro! Working at the plant with the crews is such a great experience and I learn something new literally every day. I have exposure to the hydroelectric power generation equipment and get to learn how things work. It is fantastic to gain knowledge about how the whole project works, everything from keeping the lakes clean to how hydropower generation is made!
Tell us an unusual story or experience you've had while working for Yuba Water Agency.
The agency hosts a 5-year table top and functional exercise for the New Bullards Bar Dam Emergency Action Plan. One of the first big projects I was involved in was planning the event alongside our office manager at the time. It was a huge task and we worked lots of hours, but it was a very rewarding project that I got to participate in. Since then, the agency has relied on consultants to plan the exercise.