Regional Water Management Planning

The Upper Feather River Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) program is an innovative, stakeholder-driven collaboration among local government, Tribes, watershed groups, and interested partners in the headwaters of the Feather River. The Upper Feather River IRWM region is a planning area encompassing 3,604 square miles of the northern Sierra Nevada and includes all of Plumas County and portions of Sierra, Butte, Lassen, and Yuba counties. The watershed extends from the California/Nevada border to Oroville Dam and from Mount Lassen to Sierra Valley. The collective streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs of the watershed flow into Lake Oroville, which is the principle storage facility for the State Water Project that delivers water to approximately two-thirds of California’s population.

The Upper Feather River IRWM Plan 2016 was unanimously adopted by the Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) on November 18, 2016. The Plan is compliant with 2016 Proposition 1 IRWM Standards, thereby establishing regional eligibility for Proposition 1 IRWM grant funding.

Mission Statement

“To effectively perpetuate local control and regional collaboration to provide stability and consistency in the planning, management and coordination of resources within the Upper Feather River watershed. To implement an integrated strategy that guides the Upper Feather River region toward protecting, managing and developing reliable and sustainable water resources.”

If you would like to be included on the email contact list to receive notices of public meetings and other IRWM related information, please send request to UFR.contact@gmail.com.