Hinebaugh Creek

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Hinebaugh Creek
Hinebaugh Creek after a storm.
Country United States
State California
Region Sonoma County
 - right Crane Creek
City Rohnert Park, California
 - location east of Rohnert Park, California
Mouth Laguna de Santa Rosa
 - location west of Rohnert Park, California
 - elevation 85 ft (26 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°21′0″N 122°43′56″W / 38.35000°N 122.73222°W / 38.35000; -122.73222Coordinates: 38°21′0″N 122°43′56″W / 38.35000°N 122.73222°W / 38.35000; -122.73222 [1]

Hinebaugh Creek (Latitude: 38.35; Longitude:-122.73) is a westward-flowing stream in western Sonoma County within the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed.[2] As this watercourse proceeds westerly through the city of Rohnert Park, it has largely been channelized and courses in an artificially straight alignment.[3] Considered waters of the United States as a jurisdictional matter, Hinebaugh Creek is potential habitat for the California red-legged frog and the Western pond turtle. The dominant riparian vegetation is Himalayan blackberry and willow.[4]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hinebaugh Creek
  2. ^ USGS: 7.5 minute quadrangle map: Cotati, 2000
  3. ^ Earth Metrics Inc, Environmental Impact Report for the City of Rohnert Park General Plan, C. Michael Hogan, Marc Papineau, Ballard George et al., published by the city of Rohnert Park, California and the State of California Environmental Clearinghouse, Sacramento, Ca., Report #10351, March 9, 1990
  4. ^ Biological Assessment for the UD LLC and Vast Oak Properties, Rohnert Park, California (2003)