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Upper Bear

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730.63 km2

The Bear River rises on the westside of the Sierra Nevada just West of Spaulding reservoir at 5500’ elevation. It flows southwest through the Lower Bear Watershed for approximately 65 miles to its confluence with the Feather River. The Upper Bear is fed by natural springs and supports a wild trout fishery. The upper watershed consists of mixed conifer and pine forests. Bear River Coordinated Resource Management Program (CRMP) conducts water quality monitoring.