Battle Creek (California)

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Coordinates: 40°21′19″N 122°10′33″W / 40.35528°N 122.17583°W / 40.35528; -122.17583
Battle Creek
River
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Battle Creek
Country United States
State California
Tributaries
 - left South Fork Battle Creek, Spring Branch
 - right North Fork Battle Creek
Source Confluence of North Fork and South Fork
 - location Near Shingletown
 - elevation 868 ft (265 m)
 - coordinates 40°25′23″N 121°59′49″W / 40.42306°N 121.99694°W / 40.42306; -121.99694
Mouth Sacramento River
 - location Southeast of Anderson
 - elevation 338 ft (103 m)
 - coordinates 40°21′19″N 122°10′33″W / 40.35528°N 122.17583°W / 40.35528; -122.17583
Length 47 mi (76 km) [1]
Basin 365 sq mi (945 km2)
Discharge for USGS gage #11376550, 5.7 miles (9.2 km) from the mouth
 - average 501 cu ft/s (14 m3/s)
 - max 24,700 cu ft/s (699 m3/s)
 - min 102 cu ft/s (3 m3/s)

Battle Creek is a 16.6-mile-long (26.7 km)[2] creek located in Tehama County, California. It is a major tributary to the Sacramento River.

The creek is part of a $67 million Chinook salmon restoration project, a PG&E Battle Creek Hydroelectric Project. Many adjacent properties hold conservation easements protecting them from development.[3]

In addition to the Chinook salmon, the creek has steelhead trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout.

Battle Creek

References[edit]

  1. ^ Including the South Fork
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 10, 2011
  3. ^ [1]

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