Lower Bear

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lower Bear in California is a river that flows through the Sierra Nevada Mountains and into the Sacramento River. The river has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back over 10,000 years. The hydrology of the Lower Bear River is influenced by the snowmelt from the surrounding mountains, as well as by rainfall. There are several specific surface flow and snowpack providers in the area, including the Yuba River, the Feather River, and the Sierra Nevada snowpack. The Lower Bear River is used for agricultural purposes, with irrigation systems drawing water from the river, and also for recreational activities such as fishing and rafting. Due to the importance of the Lower Bear River for both human and ecological purposes, efforts have been made to protect and preserve the river and its ecosystem.

June 13, 2024







Storage 24hr Change 0.38%
Percent of Normal 101%
Minimum 5,774 acre-ft
Maximum 52,330 acre-ft
Average 47,058 acre-ft
Dam_Height 245
Hydraulic_Height 124.9
Drainage_Area 37
Year_Completed 1952
Nid_Storage 52025
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 245
River_Or_Stream Bear River
Surface_Area 746
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 1
Dam_Length 1844
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 245

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