Refugio Creek

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Coordinates: 38°1′18″N 122°17′7″W / 38.02167°N 122.28528°W / 38.02167; -122.28528
Refugio Creek
stream
Country United States
State California
Region Contra Costa County
City Rodeo, California
Source
 - location 4 mi (6 km) south of Crockett, California
 - elevation 660 ft (201 m)
 - coordinates 37°59′48″N 122°13′27″W / 37.99667°N 122.22417°W / 37.99667; -122.22417 [1]
Mouth San Pablo Bay
 - location southwest of Rodeo, California
 - elevation 3 ft (1 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°1′18″N 122°17′7″W / 38.02167°N 122.28528°W / 38.02167; -122.28528 [1]

Refugio Creek (pronounced RUH-foo-GEE-oh from Spanish refugio meaning: shelter) is a 4.4-mile-long (7.1 km)[2] watercourse running through the Refugio Valley from the hills of western Contra Costa County, California, to its mouth at San Pablo Bay through the city of Hercules and unincorporated areas, including the town of Rodeo. The creek passes through a dense suburban area in addition to Refugio Valley Park. The creek is almost entirely at the surface level and unaltered although its riparian habitat is largely destroyed in the more developed areas. Refugio means "refuge" in the Spanish language.

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Refugio Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 15, 2011

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