Rindler Creek

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Rindler Creek
Country United States
State California
Region Solano County
 - left Blue Rock Springs Creek
City Vallejo, California
Source Sulphur Springs Mountain
 - location 5 mi (8 km) northeast of Vallejo
 - elevation 840 ft (256 m)
 - coordinates 38°9′0″N 122°11′34″W / 38.15000°N 122.19278°W / 38.15000; -122.19278 [1]
Mouth Lake Chabot, Solano County 
 - location Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
 - elevation 82 ft (25 m)
 - coordinates 38°8′5″N 122°13′48″W / 38.13472°N 122.23000°W / 38.13472; -122.23000Coordinates: 38°8′5″N 122°13′48″W / 38.13472°N 122.23000°W / 38.13472; -122.23000 [1]
Length 4 mi (6 km)

Rindler Creek is a stream that rises on Sulfur Springs Mountain in southwestern Solano County, California. A stream restoration project has been conducted to reverse the damage of cattle overgrazing.[2] One goal of this project is to enhance habitat suitable for the endangered Northern Red-legged Frog. Water quality has been altered in Rindler Creek due to historic cinnabar extraction in this watershed.

Cinnabar deposits were mined from this locale in the early 1900s via Hastings Mine and St. John's Mine.[3][4] Shaft construction occurred no earlier than 1918 and mining had ceased by the year 1930.

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rindler Creek
  2. ^ Rindler Creek Restoration Project
  3. ^ C.M. Hogan, M. Papineau et al., Environmental Assessment of the Columbus Parkway Widening between Ascot Parkway and the Northgate Development, Vallejo, Earth Metrics Inc Report #7853, California State Clearinghouse, Sacramento, Ca. September, 1989
  4. ^ U.S.Bureau of Mines, Mercury Potential in the United States