Dos Rios, California

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For the California wine region, see Dos Rios AVA.
Dos Rios
Unincorporated community
Dos Rios is located in California
Dos Rios
Dos Rios
Location in California
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
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 961 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]

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]

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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, Dos Rios has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]


  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. ^ Climate Summary for Dos Rios, California