Little Panoche Creek

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Little Panoche Creek (Arroyita de Panoche, Arroyo de Pannochita)
Pannochita Creek
stream
Name origin: Spanish
Country United States
State California
Region Fresno County
Source source
 - location on the east slope of Glaucophane Ridge of the Diablo Range., San Benito County
 - elevation 1,520 ft (463 m)
 - coordinates 36°41′55″N 120°53′39″W / 36.69861°N 120.89417°W / 36.69861; -120.89417 [1]
Mouth mouth
 - location California Aqueduct., Fresno County
 - elevation 338 ft (103 m) [1]
 - coordinates 36°49′09″N 120°43′33″W / 36.81917°N 120.72583°W / 36.81917; -120.72583Coordinates: 36°49′09″N 120°43′33″W / 36.81917°N 120.72583°W / 36.81917; -120.72583 [1]

Little Panoche Creek formerly known as Arroyita de Panoche[2] or Arroyo de Pannochita [3] (Little Sugarloaf Creek) and later anglicized to Panochita Creek[1] is a creek in Fresno County, California. The source of this creek is on the east slope of Glaucophane Ridge, of the Diablo Range in San Benito County. It flows east-northeast through Little Panoche Reservoir to empty into the California Aqueduct.[1] Before the advent of irrigation projects in the valley, its waters might have reached a slough of the San Joaquin River in years of heavy rains.

History[edit]

Arroyita de Panoche was a watering place on El Camino Viejo in the San Joaquin Valley between Arroyo de Las Ortigalito (Little Nettle Creek) and Arroyo de Panoche Grande (Big Sugarloaf Creek).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little Panoche Creek
  2. ^ Frank F. Latta, "El Camino Viejo á Los Angeles", Kern County Historical Association, 1936, map
  3. ^ Mildred B. Hoover, et al. Historic Spots in California. 3rd edition. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1966. p.89
  4. ^ Mildred B. Hoover, et al. Historic Spots in California. 3rd edition. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1966. pp.89,202.