Hat Creek in Lassen Volcanic National Park
|Cities||Old Station, Hat Creek, Cassel|
|Source||Confluence of East and West Forks|
|- location||Dersch Meadows, Lassen Volcanic National Park|
|- elevation||6,302 ft (1,921 m)|
|- location||Lake Britton|
|- elevation||2,736 ft (834 m)|
|- coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Length||48.7 mi (78 km)|
|Discharge||for Burney (combined USGS stations #11359300/Burney No.2 Powerhouse and #11359200/Hat Creek near Burney)|
|- average||472.2 cu ft/s (13 m3/s) |
The creek rises in two forks on the eastern slopes of Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park, and flows northward through Lassen National Forest to its mouth at Lake Britton near Burney, California.
Hat Creek is so named because a surveyor lost his hat there.
Wild Trout Waterway
The lower three and a half miles of the creek has been designated by the California Department of Fish and Game as a "Wild Trout Waterway," with restrictive catch limits. This area has a similar geology to the chalk streams of southern England, and is considered a classic trout stream. The trout population is made of wild rainbow and brown trout of up to 20 inches (510 mm) in length.
- "Hat Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1981-01-19. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
- "USGS Gage #11359200 on Hat Creek near Burney, CA". National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 2006–2014. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
- "USGS Gage #11359300 Hat Creek Powerhouse No. 2 near Burney, CA". National Water Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 1979–2014. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 10, 2011
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hat Creek
- "Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide: Hat Creek Rim Overlook". National Geographic.
- "Lassen Peak Eruptive Activity 1914-1921". Cascades Volcanoes Observatory, USGS. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
- Wild trout & catch-and-release waters; "Hat Creek"; California Department of Fish and Game; 2003; url accessed October 26, 2006
- Hat Creek Fly Fishing; Troutsource.com; url accessed October 26, 2006
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