Bear River

Watershed Code: 
Bear watershed boundary

The Bear River Watershed is located in the northern Sierra Nevada. The Bear is the smallest of the 15 watersheds in the study, but has considerable hydropower generating capacity. Water form the neighboring Yuba Watershed is transferred into the Bear Watershed through the Drum-Spaulding (FERC 2310) system which has the capacity to produce 190 MW.

Basic watershed data

Watershed area (km2) 730
Total number of dams 6
Total number of powerhouses 12
Total length of conveyances (km)
Note: conveyance length may include portions that extend beyond the watershed boundary.