Wild & Scenic Rivers

South Yuba River
Fact Sheet: South Yuba Wild & Scenic River
Fact Sheet: South Yuba Wild & Scenic River 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

The California Legislature added the South Yuba River to the state system in 1999. The South Yuba flows through mixed public and private lands managed by the Forest Service (Tahoe…

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Mill Ck WSR Wild Cattle Mtn Wilderness
Fact Sheet: Mill Creek
Fact Sheet: Mill Creek 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

The California Legislature prohibited the construction of new dams, diversions, and reservoirs on 47 miles of Mill Creek in Tehama County in 1995. The dam prohibition occurred in response to…

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McCloud River
Fact Sheet: McCloud River
Fact Sheet: McCloud River 1024 683 California Wilderness Coalition

The California Legislature prohibited the construction of new dams, diversions, and reservoirs on 47 miles of the McCloud River in 1989. The dam prohibition occurred in response to a state…

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Gualala River
Fact Sheet: Gualala Wild & Scenic River
Fact Sheet: Gualala Wild & Scenic River 817 551 California Wilderness Coalition

The California Legislature added the Gualala River to the state system in 2003. The designated segment includes the river’s estuary where it flows into the Pacific Ocean and a short…

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Fact Sheet: Deer Creek
Fact Sheet: Deer Creek 1024 691 California Wilderness Coalition

The California Legislature prohibited the construction of new dams, diversions, and reservoirs on 60 miles of Deer Creek in Tehama County in 1995. The dam prohibition occurred in response to…

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Fact Sheet: East Carson Wild & Scenic River
Fact Sheet: East Carson Wild & Scenic River 760 1024 California Wilderness Coalition

The California Legislature added a 10 mile segment of the East Carson River to the state system in 1989. The river’s designation was in response to a state study that…

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Cache Creek.
Fact Sheet: Cache Creek Wild & Scenic River
Fact Sheet: Cache Creek Wild & Scenic River 680 1024 California Wilderness Coalition

The California Legislature added Cache Creek to the state system in 2005. Federal, state, and local public lands along the creek are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM),…

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Albion River
Fact Sheet: Albion Wild & Scenic River
Fact Sheet: Albion Wild & Scenic River 1024 688 California Wilderness Coalition

The California Legislature added the Albion River to the state system in 2003. The designated segment includes the river’s estuary where it flows into the Pacific Ocean and a short…

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Fact Sheet: Trinity Wild & Scenic River
Fact Sheet: Trinity Wild & Scenic River 1024 770 California Wilderness Coalition

The Trinity River, and segments of its North and South Forks and the New River, were protected in the state system in 1972. The river and most of the tributaries…

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Kelsey Trail on the Smith WSR.
Fact Sheet: Smith Wild & Scenic River
Fact Sheet: Smith Wild & Scenic River 960 720 California Wilderness Coalition

Located in the far northwest corner of California, the Smith is the only river in the both the federal and state systems that enjoys nearly watershed-wide protection. One of the…

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