Plumas Watershed Forum

The ‘Plumas Watershed Forum’ group was formed in 2003 as a result of the Monterey Settlement Agreement. The Forum’s purpose was to implement watershed management and restoration activities in the Feather River Watershed for the mutual benefit of Plumas County and the State Water Project.

The goals of the Forum were to:
1. Improve water retention for baseflow in streams
2. Improve water quality and streambank protection
3. Improve upland vegetation management
4. Improve groundwater retention and storage in major aquifiers

The Monterey Settlement Agreement provided funding in the amount of $1 million per year from 2003 until 2006. The money was spent on a variety of projects and programs in the Feather River region, which are described on the Documents page of this website, and here.

Notes from the Plumas Watershed Forum meetings 2003-2009 are available here:


Plumas Watershed Forum – Participants & Structure

Voting Members (*)

* Plumas County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
The Plumas County Board of Supervisors is the Board of Directors of the Flood Control District

* State Water Contractors
Represented by three contractor agencies:
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California – Kevin Donhoff
Solano County Water Agency – David Okita
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District  – Tom Hurlbutt

* California Department of Water Resources
Represented by:
State Water Project Analysis Office – Rob Cooke
Nancy Quan (Alternate)

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Technical Advisory Committee was made up primarily of individuals from agency and non-profit groups with jurisdiction or interest in the watershed.

TAC attendees from Plumas County:
John Schramel—Feather River RCD
Dan Martynn—USDA –NRCS
Jim Wilcox—Feather River CRM
Joe Hoffman—Plumas National Forest
Angela Dillingham—U.S. Forest Service (Beckwourth)
John Sheehan—Plumas Corporation
Holly George—U.C. Cooperative Extension
Burkhard Bohm—Plumas Geohydrology
Lori Powers—CA Dept. of Fish & Game (Portola)
Lorena Gorbet—Maidu Cultural & Development Group

TAC attendees from Sierra County
Carl Genasci—Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District

TAC attendees from Department of Water Resources
Nancy Quan
Katy Spanos
Fraser Sime
Todd Hillaire

TAC attendees from State Water Contractors
Allison Dvorak

TAC attendees from California Regional Water Quality Control Board
Dennis Heiman

Plumas Watershed Forum Annual Reports

The Plumas Watershed Forum met on May 12, 2009 to review and approve the new projects listed below.

Project Sponsor Funding
Irrigated Lands Water Quality
Mountain Meadows WRAP  Mountain Meadows Conservancy  $25,000
Red Clover – Poco  Feather River CRM  $12,600
Spanish Creek in American Valley  Feather River CRM  $38,100
Spanish Creek in Meadow Valley  Feather River CRM  $44,300