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Lower Bear

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490.94 km2

The Lower Bear River is a tributary to the Feather River. The lower watershed is dominated by grasslands and agricultural production. A high volume of mining sediment, in combination with flood-restricting levees, has caused the Lower Bear River to change from wide and shallow to deeply incised. Bear River CRMP conducts water quality monitoring and the US Geological Survey (USGS) conducts mercury studies in the subwatershed.