Las Plumas, California

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Coordinates: 39°40′25″N 121°29′10″W / 39.67361°N 121.48611°W / 39.67361; -121.48611

Las Plumas
Former settlement
Las Plumas is located in California
Las Plumas
Las Plumas
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°40′25″N 121°29′10″W / 39.67361°N 121.48611°W / 39.67361; -121.48611
Country United States
State California
County Butte County
Elevation[1] 902 ft (275 m)

Las Plumas (Spanish for "The Feathers") is a former settlement in Butte County, California.

Geography[edit]

It was located 5 miles (8.0 km) west-northwest of Berry Creek on the North Fork of the Feather River,[2] at an elevation of 902 feet (275 m). It is now flooded by Lake Oroville.[3]

Climate[edit]

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, Las Plumas has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

History[edit]

A post office operated in Las Plumas from 1908 to 1967, with a closure from 1909 to 1912.[3] Its location on the Feather River gave the place its translated into Spanish name.[3]

The town was located in the Feather River canyon, but was evacuated and flooded when Oroville Dam was built. Most former residents now live in nearby Oroville.


References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Las Plumas, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 263. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 264. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Las Plumas, California