Dos Rios, California
|Elevation||961 ft (293 m)|
Dos Rios (also, Two Rivers - which is its English translation) is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located 7 miles (11 km) east-southeast of Laytonville, at an elevation of 961 feet (293 m).
The Two Rivers post office opened in 1912 and changed its name to Dos Rios in 1915. The name comes from the place's proximity to the confluence of the Middle Fork of the Eel River with the Eel River proper.
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dos Rios has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dos Rios, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 51. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Climate Summary for Dos Rios, California
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