Calaveras Creek (California)

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Calaveras Creek
Name origin: Spanish[1]
Country United States
State California
Regions Alameda County, Santa Clara County
 - right Arroyo Hondo
 - location 8 miles (13 km) east of Milpitas
 - coordinates 37°25′53″N 121°44′49″W / 37.43139°N 121.74694°W / 37.43139; -121.74694 [2]
Mouth Alameda Creek
 - location 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Fremont
 - elevation 427 ft (130 m)
 - coordinates 37°30′13″N 121°49′17″W / 37.50361°N 121.82139°W / 37.50361; -121.82139Coordinates: 37°30′13″N 121°49′17″W / 37.50361°N 121.82139°W / 37.50361; -121.82139 [2]
Length 8.5 mi (14 km)

Calaveras Creek is a northward-flowing stream in Alameda and Santa Clara counties of California. It runs for 8.5 miles (13.7 km), starting from Poverty Ridge, passing through Calaveras Reservoir, and emptying into Alameda Creek east of Fremont, California.

Its main tributary is Arroyo Hondo.

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  1. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Word Dancer Press. pp. page 610. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Calaveras Creek