Upper Middle Fork Project
The Upper Middle Fork Project (UMF) project pilots coordinated implementation by two of the IRWM Plan signatories. Plumas County and the Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District each manage significant portions of the project area, but heretofore, have not attempted coordinated management for improved water quality. Future opportunities for enhanced coordination of land use plans, zoning and source water protection will be one outcome of the 12-24 water management scenarios that will be developed during the third year of the UMF project. The Upper Middle Fork project pilots the integration of local water management knowledge, local land and water use authorities, and the best available science to further our capacity to practice sustainable resource stewardship at the regional scale.