May 12, 2009 - These are the final five projects approved by the Watershed Forum.
The Plumas Watershed Forum was formed in 2003 as a result of the Monterey Settlement Agreement. The Forum's purpose is 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 are 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 aquifers
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 Projects pages.
In 2010, a new environmental impact report was completed for operation of California's State Water Project under the "Monterey Agreement." The environmental impact report is currently the subject of three lawsuits pending in Sacramento County Superior Court (Central Delta I, Central Delta II, and Rosedale-Rio Bravo). If the terms of the Monterey Agreement survive litigation, an additional four years of funding will be contributed to the Plumas Watershed Forum.