The Anadromous Fish Restoration Program

Bear River

map of watershed showing location of dams and major roads

Watershed Information

Species 1967-1991 Baseline Target 1992-2009 Average Increase Percent Change
fall-run Chinook salmon 639       450       0       -639            
  Watershed area:   292 square miles
  Watershed Priority:  not designated
  Total storage:  174,000 acre-feet
  Historic:   16 miles  
  Current:   16 miles  ( 100 %)
     Mike Healey
     Beth Campbell
  Projected number of restoration projects:   >2   Projected total cost of restoration:   $82,500.00
  Total invested to date:  AFRP    $0.00  other    $0.00


No AFRP projects have been conducted on this Watershed.


No Documents are available for this watershed.

Actions and Evaluations

Status Description
Not Addressed E4. Evaluate the extent that poaching or fishing reduces the numbers of adult sturgeon.
Not Addressed E3. Monitor water quality, particularly at agricultural return outfalls, and evaluate potential effects on anadromous fish. Duration 5 years
Not Addressed E2. Evaluate the extent that white sturgeon and green sturgeon use the Bear River for spawning and rearing.
Ongoing E1. Determine and evaluate instream flow requirements that ensure adequate flows for all life stages of all salmonids.This evaluation would include an analysis of Dry Creek, a major tributary to the Bear.
Not Addressed A4. Negotiate removal or modification of the culvert crossing at Patterson Sand and Gravel and other physical and chemical barriers impeding anadromous fish migration.
Not Addressed A3. Screen all diversions to protect all life history stages of anadromous fish.
Not Addressed A2. Provide adequate water temperatures for all life-stages of chinook salmon and steelhead.
Not Addressed A1. Supplement flows with water acquired from willing sellers consistent with applicable guidelines or negotiate agreements to improve conditions for all life history stages of chinook salmon and steelhead.


Arundo stands along the lower Bear River