Romero Creek

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Coordinates: 37°07′29″N 121°02′46″W / 37.12472°N 121.04611°W / 37.12472; -121.04611
Romero Creek (El Arroyo de Romero)
stream
Name origin: Spanish
Country United States
State California
Region Merced County, Stanislaus County
Source source
 - location in a canyon a 1/2 mile east of Bone Spring Hill, near Eagle Spring., Merced County
 - elevation 2,400 ft (732 m)
 - coordinates 37°09′40.5″N 121°13′24″W / 37.161250°N 121.22333°W / 37.161250; -121.22333 [1]
Mouth mouth
 - location near the Delta Mendota Canal., Merced County
 - elevation 200 ft (61 m) [1]
 - coordinates 37°07′29″N 121°02′46″W / 37.12472°N 121.04611°W / 37.12472; -121.04611 [1]

Romero Creek, originally El Arroyo de Romero,[2] is a tributary stream of the San Joaquin River. Its source drains the slopes of the Diablo Range within the Central Valley of California, USA.

The Creek has its source in Stanislaus County in a canyon a half mile east of Bone Spring Hill, 2509 feet high, near Eagle Spring, about 12 1/2 miles from its mouth just east of where it emerges from the foothills in Merced County, shortly ending where it meets the Delta Mendota Canal.

History[edit]

El Arroyo de Romero was a watering place on El Camino Viejo in the San Joaquin Valley between Arroyo de Quinto and Arroyo de San Luis Gonzaga.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Romero Creek
  2. ^ Mildred B. Hoover, et al. Historic Spots in California. 3rd edition. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1966, p.202.
  3. ^ Mildred B. Hoover, et al. Historic Spots in California. 3rd edition. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1966, p.202.