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California Segments, N-Z

Steve Bowes
NPS RTCA
600 Harrison Street
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San Francisco, CA 94107
415-744-3975

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River
County
Reach
Length (miles)
Year Listed/ Updated
Potential Classification
ORVs
Description
Other States
Navarro River including Rancheria Creek Mendocino Mouth to source of Rancheria Creek.
60
1982
  S, R, F Upper reaches flow through oak-grasslands and 2nd growth conifers, lower portion meanders alluvial flats covered with 100 year old redwoods; links units of the State Park system; excellent opportunities for flatwater recreation; supports important anadromous fish runs; supports best fish populations of any Mendocino coastal stream.  
New River including Virgin Creek Trinity Trinity River confluence to source of Virgin Creek.
29
1982
  F Flows through a narrow, deep gorge surrounded by mixed coniferous forest in rugged mountainous terrain; upper portion proposed for wilderness designation; premium spawning habitat for chinook salmon and steelhead; supports important fall and spring-runs of anadromous fish; numerous historic mining and homesteading sites border the river corridor.

THE SEGMENT FROM THE TRINITY RIVER CONFLUENCE TO THE SALMON TRINITY PRIMITIVE AREA WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 1/19/81.

 
New River, Virgin Creek Trinity Headwaters in Sec. 22, T.9 N., R.7 E. to its junction with New River
12
1982/ 1993
W
S, F Rugged topography, waterfalls, pools, and swift water. Remnants of old mining activities. Excellent native trout and anadromous fish habitat.  
Niagara Creek Tuolumne Highway 108 to Donnell Reservoir
1
1993
S
S, G    
Olema Creek Marin Entire segment within Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area
8
1993
S
S, F Spawning stream for steelhead trout and coho salmon. Lies within agricultural grazing lands. Unspoiled, pastoral scene.  
Pacific Creek Alpine Headwater to North Fork Mokelumne
6
1993
W, R
S, O    
Paynes Creek Tehama Mouth of Sacramento River upstream to natural gas pipeline near State Highway 36
4
1993
S
S, O Extensive dense riparian growth. Critical habitat for wildlife.  
Piru Creek Ventura, Los Angeles Lake Piru to the narrows in the SE 1/4 of Section 14 at lower Frenchman Flat.
14
1982
  S, R, W Narrow channel winds through tight rocky canyons; large boulders in stream bed; access by trail only; provides unique opportunity for nearby urban areas to recreate in a relatively primitive environment; provides key habitiat for endangered California condor.  
Piru Creek Los Angeles, Ventura Lake Piru to narrows at Lower Frenchman's Gap
14
1982/ 1993
W
S, R, F    
Piru Creek Ventura, Los Angeles From its source downstream to the maximum pool of Pyramid Lake; beginning 300 feet below the dam at Pyramid Lake downstream to the maximum pool at Lake Piru.
0
1982/ 1995
  S, R, F This river is under Congressional study for designation to the Wild and Scenic River System. It is currently under the full protection of the of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act pursuant to Section 7 (b) of the Act.  
Pit River Shasta, Lassen Lake Britton to Bieber.
49
1982
  S, W Flows through fairly open countryside; majority flows through volcanic rock gorge 400' deep; distinctive scenery for region; one of the better raptor nesting locations in northern California.  
Redwood Creek Humboldt Prairie Creek confluence to source.
57
1982
  S, F, O Upper reaches traverse heavily logged, mountainous terrain; lower half flows through stands of virgin and second growth redwoods in Redwood National Park; world's tallest measured trees border streambed; access limited to trails inside park; supports important anadromous fish runs.  
Redwood Creek Humboldt Entire segment within Redwood National Park
18
1982/ 1993
S
S, O World's tallest measured trees grow along Redwood Creek, including first, third, and sixth in the Tall Trees grove.  
Relief Creek Tuolumne Headwater to Summit Creek
3
1993
W
S    
Rock Creek Inyo Inyo National Forest boundary in Sec. 20, T.5 S., R.30 E. to Sec. 29, T.5 S., R.30 E.
2
1993
R
R, G, O Series of cascades. Dense and excellent quality riparian vegetation with old growth Jeffrey pine trees.  
Rough Creek Mono Sec. 31, T.5 N., R.27 E. to Sec. 9, T.5 N., R.27 E.
2
1993
W
F, W Excellent quality Lahontan cutthroat and wild rainbow trout. Biological diversity.  
Rubicon River Placer, Eldorado Reservoir at confluence of Middle Fork American and Rubicon Rivers to Lower Hell Hole Dam.
29
1982
  S, F, O Flows in an impressive steep walled, V-shaped incision as deep as 2,400'; many small waterfalls, water caves and cascades; distinctive smooth cliffs and boulder beaches; State designated Wild Trout Stream; entire segment flooded by 1964 breach in Hell Hole Dam- provides unique opportunity to study recovery of river environment from dam breaches; confirmed habitat of sensitive golden eagle.  
Rubicon River El Dorado, Placer Base of Hell Hole Dam to Ellicotts Bridge
10
1982/ 1993
S
F Designated California Wild Trout Stream.  
Rubicon River El Dorado, Placer Ellicotts Bridge to confluence of Big Grizzly Canyon
9
1982/ 1993
S
F See initial comments  
Rubicon River El Dorado, Placer Big Grizzly Canyon to Oxbow Reservoir
10
1982/ 1993
S
F See initial comments  
Russian River Mendocino Mouth to confluence with Robinson Creek below Ukiah.
89
1982
  R Upper portion flows through broad agricultureal valley, while the lower reaches are surrounded by scenic, steep, redwood-covered slopes. Its gentle gradient and regulated summer flow make it an extremely popular canoeing stream for ameteur boaters. Notable scenic and fishery values (anadromous fishery of steelhead, shad and coho salmon and a resident warm water fishery), and its accessibility (especially to the San Francisco Bay Area) combine to make the Russian River an intensively used recreation resource.  
Sacramento River Colusa, Glenn, Butte, Tehema Arnold Bend above Colusa to Red Bluff Diversion Dam.
97
1982
  R, F State's largest river; meanders over a wide area with numerous islands and oxbow lakes; swift moving river isolated from surrounding civilization by a narrow band of dense riparian vegetation; supports important anadromous fish populations for chinook salmon, steelhead, American shad, striped bass and white sturgeon; excellent rafting and boating opportunities; provides important and popular recreation resource to surrounding urban areas.  
Sacramento River Tehama, Shasta Interstate Highway 5 bridge crossing immediately north of Red Bluff to Interstate Highway 5 bridge crossing at Anderson.
37
1982
  S, R, F, W, O Segment characterized by clear, fast moving water, several islands, a stretch of rapids and scenic canyon areas; outstanding riparian habitat; habitat of State listed rare California yellowbilled cuckoo and giant garter snake; State's most important chinook salmon spawning grounds; supports large populations of steelhead and rainbow trout; segment receives intense recreation use with fishing as the most popular activity.  
Sacramento River Tehama Balls Ferry Bridge to gaging station below Sevenmile Creek
7
1982/ 1993
W, S, R
S, R, F, H, C, O Aboriginal villages. High value fishery resource of salmon, steelhead, and trout. Boat and shoreline fishing.  
Salmon River, North Fork Siskiyou Salmon River confluence to source.
39
1982
  F, H Narrow gravel channel flows through rugged mountain scenery with polished rocks and multiple pools; headwaters in Marble Mountain Wilderness Area; provides significant anadromous fish run and nursery habitat; offers short challenging whitewater run; remnants of historic gold mining activities found along corridor; borders quaint community of Sawyers Bar with town site listed on the Federal Register.

THE SEGMENT FROM THE SALMON RIVER CONFLUENCE TO THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE MARBLE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS AREA WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 1/19/81.

 
Salmon River, North Fork (Extension) Siskiyou Up-river terminus of N.F. Salmon Wild and Scenic River upstream to its headwaters at English Lake within Marble Mountain Wilderness
8
1982/ 1993
W
S, R, F, O Anadramous fish habitat; scenery; and recreation opportunities.  
Salmon River, South Fork Siskiyou Confluence of tributaries in Section 6 near Black Mountain to Blind Horse Creek
11
1982/ 1993
W
S, G, F, C    
Salmon River, South Fork Siskiyou From Blind Horse Creek to Cecilville Bridge
8
1982/ 1993
R
F, C    
Salmon River, South Fork Siskiyou Salmon River confluence to source.
36
1982
  F Narrow, confined rocky channel flows through steep canyons with interspersed valleys and limestone bluffs in lower reaches; headwaters in glaciated Trinity Alps and proposed for wilderness designation; premium spawning and nursery anadromous fish habitat; offers a short challenging whitewater run.

THE SEGMENT FROM THE SALMON RIVER CONFLUENCE TO CECILVILLE BRIDGE WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 1/19/81.

 
San Joaquin River Madera Mammoth Pool Reservoir to source of Middle Fork San Joaquin River.
37
1982
  S, G, F Segment includes the Middle Fork San Joaquin River.

Flows through 2000' foot canyon with steep, rocky, sides; sheer granite walls and impressive domes; numerous rapids including spectacular Rainbow Falls; most of river impassable by foot or raft and unroaded; scenic vistas of surrounding majestic peaks of John Muir and Minarets Wilderness Areas; Middle Fork flows through Devil's Postpile National Monument, one of the best examples of columnar basalt in the world; all but lowest three miles within existing wilderness area or proposed for wilderness designation; excellent native trout fishery.

 
San Joaquin River Madera Confluence of North Fork and Middle Fork S. Joaq. River to Hells Half Acre area
12
1982/ 1993
W
S, G, F Several waterfalls, a V-Shaped canyon with over 2000 foot gorges, excellent native, self-sustaining fishery, spectacular scenery, and significant granite walls.  
San Joaquin River Madera Adjacent to Hells Half Acre acrea to N.E. Mammoth Pool Reservoir
2
1982/ 1993
W
S, G, F See initial comments  
San Joaquin River, Middle Fork Madera Entire segment within Devil's Postpile National Monument
3
1982/ 1993
W, S, R
S, R, G One of few remaining completely free-flowing High Sierra rivers with minimal manmade intrusions. Spectacular domes and deep granitic canyons. Numerous recreational opportunities.  
San Joaquin River, Middle Fork Madera Headwaters to Agnew Meadows on Inyo National Forest
6
1982/ 1993
W
G, F Glaciated granite gorge with domes, volcanic activity, and basalt columns. Self-sustaining golden trout in upper river reaches.  
San Joaquin River, Middle Fork Madera Agnew Meadows to Soda Springs foot bridge in Devils Post Pile National Monument
4
1982/ 1993
R
G, F See initial comments  
San Joaquin River, Middle Fork Madera Soda Springs foot bridge to Rainbow Falls
2
1982/ 1993
S
G, F See initial comments  
San Joaquin River, Middle Fork Madera Rainbow Falls to confluence of North Fork San Joaquin River
9
1982/ 1993
W
G, F See initial comments  
San Joaquin River, North Fork Madera San Joaquin River confluence to source.
14
1982
  S, F Totally roadless; area is highly scenic with excellent close-up views of snowfields, the Minarets Peaks and other peaks on the crest of the Sierras; brown and pink shades of metamorphic rock greatly enhance scenic beauty of the upper river area; excellent native trout fishery.  
San Joaquin River, North Fork Merced Cora Creek to confluence of main fork of the San Joaquin River
6
1982/ 1993
W
R, G, W, C See initial comments  
San Joaquin River, North Fork Merced Headwaters to Hemlock Crossing
4
1982/ 1993
W
R, G Outstanding metavolcanic rock, a glaciated valley with deep narrow canyons. Excellent wildlife range with peregrine falcon and deer. Hiking, fishing, and camping.  
San Joaquin River, North Fork Merced Hemlock Crossing to Cora Creek
4
1982/ 1993
W
S, G, W, C See initial comments  
San Joaquin River, South Fork Fresno Florence Lake to source.
18
1982
  S, F Headwaters in scenic alpine basin, flows in a rough rocky, heavily glaciated gorge in upper portion, gradient decreases downstream; granite outcroppings, boulders and bare rock dominate scenery with timber and alpine meadows interspersed; access primarily by trail, Pacific Crest Trail parallels and crosses near Blaney Meadows; approximately one-half within Kings Canyon National Park, rest within existing or proposed wilderness areas; excellent wild trout fishery including golden trout.  
San Joaquin River, South Fork Tulare Entire segment within Kings Canyon National Park
14
1982/ 1993
W
S, R Mountain river of stunning beauty, flowing through series of rugged glacial canyons including rapids and falls. Portion of river paralleled by John Muir/Pacific Crest Trail.  
San Joaquin River, South Fork Fresno Headwaters to North West boundary of Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Park
10
1982/ 1993
W
S, R, G, C Classic glaciated valleys, peaks with granite gorge and domes. Nature study, camping, and fishing. Traditional Indian sites.  
San Joaquin River, South Fork Fresno Boundary of N.P. and Sierra National Forest to Hot Springs area
3
1982/ 1993
W
S, G See initial comments  
San Joaquin River, South Fork Fresno Hot Springs area to west end of Blayney Meadows
2
1982/ 1993
R
S, W See initial comments  
San Joaquin River, South Fork Fresno West end of Blayney Meadows area to South-east end of Florence Lake
2
1982/ 1993
S
S, W See initial comments  
Santa Ana River San Bernardino Filare Flat to Bear Creek
3
1993
S
O Outstanding native trout fishery.  
Santa Ana River San Bernardino Heart Bar and Coon Creeks to Filaree Flat
14
1993
R
R, O Receives high levels of recreation use, primarily camping.  
Santa Ana River, Bear Creek San Bernardino Bear Creek, between Santa Ana River and Big Bear Lake
8
1993
W
F, W    
Santa Ana River, South Fork San Bernardino South Fork to confluence with Santa Ana River
4
1993
W
R, O Includes Segments 3, 4, and 5. Receives high levels of recreation.   
Sespe Creek   From Chorro Grande Canyon downstream to its confluence with Rock Creek and Howard Creek.
0
1982/ 1995
    This river is under Congressional study for designation to the Wild and Scenic River System. It is currently under the full protection of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act pursuant to Section 7 (b) of the Act.  
Sespe Creek Ventura From Chorro Grande Canyon downstream to its confluence with Rock Creek and Howard Creek
10
1982/ 1993
S
S, R, F    
Sespe Creek Ventura Devils Gate to source.
51
1982
  S, R, G, F, W Broad, rocky channel, numerous large pools and relatively steep chaparral covered slopes in upper reaches; lower reaches confined to narrow channel with nearly vertical cliffs, large bolders, picturesque pools and riffles; excellent examples of red sandstone beds (Sespe formation); important recreation resource providing a wide range of opportunities; lower portion flows through Sespe Condor Sanctuary; best trout stream in Southern California.

THE SEGMENT OF THE MAIN STEM OF THE CREEK FROM ITS CONFLUENCE WITH ROCK CREEK AND HOWARD CREEK DOWNSTREAM TO ITS CONFLUENCE WITH TROUT CREEK AND THE SEGMENT OF THE MAIN STREM EXTENDING FROM ITS CONFLENCE WITH TROUT CREEK DOWNSTREAM TO WHERE IT LEAVES SECTION 26, T.5N., R.20W. WERE ADDED AS COMPONEnts OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 6/19/92.

 
Shasta River Siskiyou State Highway 263 bridge downstream to confluence with Klamath River
3
1993
R
S, F Single most important Chinook spawning tributary in Klamath River drainage.  
Squaw Valley Creek Shasta Cabin Creek to Beartrap Creek
4
1993
W
S, F Scenic qualities; topographic and water features, including rapids , waterfalls, and quiet pools. Prehistoric Indian tribe used entire drainage.  
Squaw Valley Creek Shasta Beartrap Creek to McCloud River
6
1993
S
S, F See initial comments  
Stanislaus River Calaveras, Tuolumne North/Middle Fork Stanislaus to Clark Flat
2
1993
W
S, R Broad, deep and rugged, V-shaped, river-cut canyon. Ponderosa pine and oak woodland. Rapids, cascades and pools. Hiking and fishing.  
Stanislaus River, Middle Fork Tuolumne Relief Reservoir to Clark Fork confluence
12
1993
R
S, R, G, O    
Stanislaus River, Middle Fork Tuolumne Donnell Reservoir to Hells Half Acre
8
1993
W, S
S, W    
Stanislaus River, Middle Fork Tuolumne Beardsley Reservoir/Afterbay to Sand Bar
3
1993
S
F, W, H, C    
Stanislaus River, Middle Fork Tuolumne Summit Creek Headwaters to Relief Reservoir
7
1993
W
S, O    
Stanislaus River, Middle Fork Tuolumne Clark Fork confluence to Donnell Reservoir
3
1993
W
S    
Stanislaus River, Middle Fork Tuolumne Sand Bar to North Fork Stanislaus River
10
1993
W
S, R, W    
Stanislaus River, North Fork Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine Stanislaus River confluence to Utica Reservoir.
32
1982
  S, F From a high granite basin, the river descends through a steep narrow canyon in a series of cataracts, chutes and pools; high degree of scenic variety; flows through Calaveras Big Trees State Park; one of largest and most important trout streams in central Sierra Nevada.  
Stanislaus River, North Fork Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine Highland Creek to McKays Reservoir
16
1982/ 1993
W, R
S, R, W, O Deep, U-shaped, glacially carved canyon through granitics with some glacial moraines. Rapids, cascades and pools. Fishing, hiking, swimming, camping and whitewater boating. Spotted owl habitat.   
Stanislaus River, North Fork Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine McKays Reservoir to Middle Fork Stanislaus River
7
1982/ 1993
W
S, R Deep, V-shaped, river-cut canyon with rapids, cascades and pools. Scattered ponderosa pine and oak woodland. Hiking and fishing.  
Stanislaus River, South Fork Tuolumne Headwaters to Pinecrest Lake
14
1993
W
S, R, G, O    
Sulphur Creek Shasta Entire segment within Lassen Volcanic National Park
8
1993
W
S, F, H, C Joins with East Fork of Sulphur Creek to form Mill Creek in a thermal spring area.  
Sulphur Creek, East Fork Shasta Entire segment within Lassen Volcanic National Park
6
1993
W
S, F, H, C Joins with Sulphur Creek to form Mill Creek in a thermal spring area.  
Trinity River, North Fork Trinity Headwaters in Sec. 24, T.8 N., R.12 W to south boundary of Trinity Alps Wilderness in Sec. 32, T.36 N., R.11 W.
12
1982/ 1993
W
S, F Rugged topography, waterfalls, pools and rapids. Remnants of old gold mining activities. Excellent native trout and anadromous fish habitat.   
Trinity River, North Fork Trinity Trinity River confluence to source
35
1982
  S, F Originates in Salmon-Trinity Alps Primitive Area; flows through narrow, steep gorge within heavily forested, mountainous terrain; majority of stream proposed for wilderness designation; supports important anadromous fish runs including largest spring-run of steelhesd in Trinity River System.

THE SEGMENT FROM THE TRINITY RIVER CONFLUENCE TO THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE SALMON TRINITY PRIMITIVE AREA WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 1/19/81.

 
Trinity River, South Fork Trinity Farley Creek to Highway 36 bridge crossing
3
1982/ 1993
R
S, F See initial comments  
Trinity River, South Fork Trinity, Humboldt Trinity River confluence to source
82
1982
  F, W Narrow stream bed with heavy forest cover in upper reaches, broad devastated floodplain in Hyampom Valley, steep V-shaped canyons of boulders and bedrock in lower reaches; supports important anadromous fishery; potential for restoration from flood damage through natural sediment flushing and good watershed management could increase spawning habitat for endangered bald eagle.

THE SEGMENT FROM THE TRINITY RIVER CONFLUENCE TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE HIGHWAY 36 BRIDGE CROSSING WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 1/19/81.

 
Trinity River, South Fork Trinity Headwaters in Sec. 20, T.27 N., R.10 W. to prominent ridge about 1000 feet from crossing in SE Sec. 29, T.28 N., R.11 W.
9
1982/ 1993
W
S, F Excellent anadromous fish habitat. Remnants of old homesteads and prehistoric Indian camps.  
Trinity River, South Fork Trinity Prominent ridge about 1000 feet from road crossing in SE Sec. 29, T.28 N., R.11 W to un-named stream intersecting South Fork about 2200 feet below road crossing
1
1982/ 1993
S
S, F See initial comments  
Trinity River, South Fork Trinity Un-named stream intersecting South Fork to Smoky Creek
8
1982/ 1993
W
S, F See initial comments  
Trinity River, South Fork Trinity Smoky Creek to Farley Creek
6
1982/ 1993
S
S, F See initial comments  
Tuolumne River, Middle Fork Tuolumne Entire segment within Yosemite National Park
10
1982/ 1993
W
O Has relatively undisturbed condition.  
Tuolumne River, Middle Fork Tuolumne South Fork Tuolumne River confluence to source.
30
1982
  S, R Headwaters in Yosemite National Park; flows through a narrow, heavily forested corridor with an abrubt descent to the main stem of the Tolumne; provides a scenic backdrop for recreational opportunities; numerous organizational camps and public campgrounds along the river corridor; supports good native fishery.  
Tuolumne River, South Fork Tuolumne Entire segment within Yosemite National Park
18
1982/ 1993
W
  Has relatively undisturbed condition.  
Tuolumne River, South Fork Tuolumne Tuolumne River confluence to source.
28
1982
  S, C Headwaters in Yosemite National Park; downstream the river is characterized by a series of small waterfalls and rapids; provides excellent recreation opportunities for hiking, camping and trout fishing; four prehistoric Mi-Wok Indian sites have been identified, one with National Register significance.  
Tuolumne River, South Fork Toulumne Middle Fork Tuolumne to Toulumne confluence
2
1982/ 1993
S
S, O    
Van Duzen River Humboldt, Trinity Eel River confluence to source
71
1982
  S, F, W River varies from flowing through oak-fir-grasslands in upper reaches to redwoods and alluvial pasturelands in lower reaches; borders Grizzly Creek Redwood State Park; provides important anadromous fish habitat for salmon and both spring and winter-run steelhead; two endangered species of raptors are known to nest and/or frequent the area.

THE SEGMENT FROM THE EEL RIVER CONFLUENCE TO DINSMURE BRIDGE WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSTEM ON 1/19/81.

 
Virginia Creek Mono Toiyabe National Forest boundary in Sec. 34, T.3 N., R.25 E. to Conway Ranch Diversion (upper 1.25 miles). Confluence with Dog Creek to Sec. 27, T.4 N., R.25 E. (lower 1 mile)
2
1993
R
S, R, F, W, H Excellent naturally reproducing population of brown trout. First mining settlement (1857) in eastern Sierra of consequential value. Fishing and camping.  
Walker River, East Mono Bridgeport Reservoir to CA/NV border
10
1993
  S, R, C, O In top 10 percent of free-flowing rivers in Great Basin Province by NPS. History of Great Basin Indian tribes recorded in petroglyphs.  
Walker River, West Mono Source at Tower Lake to northern boundary of Sec. 10, T.5 N., R.22 E.
12
1982/ 1993
W
S, R Through high rock canyon punctuated with glaciated alpine meadows and high mountain forests. Eventually spreads out in broad sinous pattern. Developed and dispersed recreation.  
Walker River, West Mono (CA), Lyon (NV), Douglas (NV) Walker River confluence to source.
83
1982
  S, R, F Originating in the eastern slopes of the Sierras, water course swiftly descends first through glaciated alpine meadows then ponderosa pine forests before entering the broad expanse of the Great Basin; scenery is diverse and exceptional; one of the last complete and undeveloped eastern Sierra drainage systems; premium trout fishery; habitat of threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout; outstanding recreational opportunities.
NV
Walker River, West Mono Confluence with Little Walker River to confluence with Rock Creek in Sec. 28, T.8 N., R.23 E.
10
1982/ 1993
R
S, R See initial comments  
Walker River, West Mono Northern boundary Sec. 10, T.5 N., R.22 E., to confluence with Little Walker River in Sec. 9, T.6 N., R.23 E.
10
1982/ 1993
  S, R See initial comments  
Whitewater River San Bernardino North Fork
5
1993
W
S, C Moderately steep stream beds with generally steep mountainsides. Views of surrounding mountains and desert.  
Whitewater River San Bernardino East Fork above and below SCE diversion, excluding diversion
2
1993
W
S    
Whitewater River San Bernardino Middle Fork
2
1993
W
S    
Whitewater River San Bernardino South Fork, excluding SCE diversion
6
1993
W
S    
Willow Creek Modoc Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge boundary to Wilcox Spring
14
1993
W, S, R
C Exceptionally rich in archaeological and cultural values. Potentially eligible for nomination to National Register of Historic Places.  
Wooley Creek Siskiyou Salmon River confluence to source
21
1982
  S, F, W Headwaters in Marble Mountain Wilderness Area, majority of remaining stream proposed for wilderness designation; flows in a narrow rocky stream bed surrounded by mixed coniferous forests and oak-woodlands near the mouth; premium anadromous fishery, especially significant for its spring-run chinook and steelhead fisheries; important habitat for endangered and sensitive species of raptors.

THE SEGMENT FROM THE SALMON RIVER CONFLUENCE TO THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF MARBLE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS AREA WAS ADDED AS A COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC rivers SYSEM ON 1/19/81.

 
Wooley Creek (Extension) Siskiyou Up-river terminus of Wooley Creek Wild and Scenic River upstream to its headwaters at Man Eaten Lake within Marble Mountain Wilderness
12
1982/ 1993
W
S, R, F, C, O Anadramous fish habitat; scenery; and recreation opportunities.  
Yuba River, Middle Nevada, Sierra Milton Dam to confluence with Wolf Creek
17
1982/ 1993
W, S, R
S, F Box canyons are most significant features.  
Yuba River, Middle Nevada, Sierra Our House Dam to Milton Reservoir.
31
1982
  S, F Scenic, rocky stream channel cuts through numerous box canyons in a series of pools, falls and cascades; surrounded by dense conifer-hardwood forest; generally inaccessible; trophy brown trout and good rainbow trout stream.  
Yuba River, Middle Nevada, Sierra Confluence with Wolf Creek to head of impoundment at Our House Dam
14
1982/ 1993
W, S, R
S, F See initial comments  
Yuba River, South Nevada Confluence with Poorman Creek to Forest Boundary, about 0.3 mile below confluence with New York Canyon
7
1982/ 1993
S, R
S, R, H See initial comments  
Yuba River, South Nevada Englebright Reservoir to Lake Spaulding.
39
1982
  S, R, H Boulder-strewn stream channel flows mostly through deep canyons hemmed in by sharp, steep ridges; area is precipitous and rugged in lower reaches; generally inaccessible by road except for valley area near Washington; outstanding trail system in lower reaches including one of a few wilderness handicap trails; popular recreation resource, historic remnants of gold mining activities border river.  
Yuba River, South Nevada Lake Spaulding to one-half mile below confluence with Fall Creek
6
1982/ 1993
S, R
S, R, H Remnants of South Yuba Canal Company wooden flume. Evidence of historic mining activity.  
Yuba River, South Nevada One-half mile below confluence with Fall Creek to confluence with Poorman Creek
8
1982/ 1993
R
S, R, H See initial comments