Milliken Creek (California)

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Milliken Creek
Milliken Creek Bridge, Trancas St., Napa, CA 9-5-2010 1-19-32 PM.JPG
Milliken Creek Bridge
Milliken Creek (California) is located in California
Milliken Creek (California)
Location of the mouth of Milliken Creek in California
CountryUnited States
RegionNapa County
Physical characteristics
SourceFoss Valley
 • location5 mi (8 km) east of Yountville
 • coordinates38°25′23″N 122°17′11″W / 38.42306°N 122.28639°W / 38.42306; -122.28639[1]
 • elevation1,850 ft (560 m)
MouthNapa River
 • location
Napa, California
 • coordinates
38°19′0″N 122°16′37″W / 38.31667°N 122.27694°W / 38.31667; -122.27694Coordinates: 38°19′0″N 122°16′37″W / 38.31667°N 122.27694°W / 38.31667; -122.27694[1]
 • elevation
10 ft (3.0 m)[1]
Basin size11.3 sq mi (29 km2)[2]

Milliken Creek is an 11.9-mile-long (19.2 km)[3] stream in Napa County, California, that is tributary to the Napa River.[4] There are approximately 7,300 acres (3,000 ha) in this watershed, of which 90 acres (36 ha) are developed as vineyards.[2] Milliken Creek rises on the western slopes of the east side of the Napa Valley and flows through the Silverado Country Club property. Much of this watershed property had once been part of the Mexican land grant Rancho Yajome, which had been granted to General Mariano G. Vallejo. Most of this watershed was wilderness area to at least 1869, and thereafter the lower watershed was begun to be developed as pasture and grazing agricultural uses. In a 1989 stream survey by Earth Metrics, the steelhead fishery was found to be robust up to and including the Silverado Country Club.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Milliken Creek
  2. ^ a b "Napa Valley vineyard areas by watershed" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 10, 2011
  4. ^ Napa Quadrangle, 7.5 Minute Series, U.S. Geological Survey, Government Printing Office, Washington DC
  5. ^ Earth Metrics Incorporated, "Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Silverado Country Club, Napa County, California", May, 1989

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