Dos Rios, California

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Dos Rios
Dos Rios is located in California
Dos Rios
Dos Rios
Location in California
Dos Rios is located in the United States
Dos Rios
Dos Rios
Dos Rios (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°43′01″N 123°21′12″W / 39.71694°N 123.35333°W / 39.71694; -123.35333Coordinates: 39°43′01″N 123°21′12″W / 39.71694°N 123.35333°W / 39.71694; -123.35333
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyMendocino County
Elevation961 ft (293 m)

Dos Rios (also, Two Rivers - which is its English translation)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located 7 miles (11 km) east-southeast of Laytonville,[2] at an elevation of 961 feet (293 m).[1] Dos Rios's zip code, 95429, has a population of 70.[3]

The Two Rivers post office opened in 1912 and changed its name to Dos Rios in 1915.[2] The name comes from the place's proximity to the confluence of the Middle Fork of the Eel River with the Eel River proper.[2]

The Dos Rios AVA is located in the area.

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Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm very hot and dry summers with highs recently near 115 degrees mid summer. °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dos Rios has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dos Rios, California
  2. ^ a b c d 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.
  3. ^ American FactFinder Census, U.S. Census Bureau
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Dos Rios, California