Water for Gold

Tom Weistar, Debra Weistar, Respond Productions | 2014 | 35 min.

2015 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2015 People’s Choice Award

A gold mine in the Yuba Watershed threatens to reopen on San Juan Ridge, despite a disastrous chain of events when the mine operated in the 1990s, and a proposed dewatering rate of millions of gallons per day. This is the story of what a community can do when they decide enough is enough, and that they will not trade their water for gold.