Mountain Counties Facts

MOUNTAIN COUNTIES AREA OF CALIFORNIA

View Map:  Mountain Counties Area

FACTS

• All or portion of 15 of the state’s 58 counties – southern tip of Lassen County down to Fresno

• More than 100 local governmental agencies and districts – mostly serving from 1,000 to more than 100,000 customers

• 40 percent of the state’s developed water supply originates from Mountain Counties Areas

• 15,758 square miles or 9.9 percent of the State

• Dedicated in-stream flow releases

• 383 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers under Federal and State Law

• Managed Wetlands in the lower Bear watershed and in the upper Feather watershed

• Ten major watershed areas – 13,236 square miles

• 17 million acre-feet of natural runoff

Source: California Water Plan Update 2009

Few of the Many Beneficial Uses of Water in the Region

 

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