Spring Creek (Sonoma County, California)

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Spring Creek
Spring Creek streambed high in headwaters area.
Country United States
State California
Region Sonoma County
City Santa Rosa, California
Source Bennett Mountain
 - location Annadel State Park
 - elevation 1,220 ft (372 m)
 - coordinates 38°25′18″N 122°36′46″W / 38.42167°N 122.61278°W / 38.42167; -122.61278 [1]
Mouth Matanzas Creek
 - location west end of Doyle Park in Santa Rosa, California
 - elevation 164 ft (50 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°26′21″N 122°42′1″W / 38.43917°N 122.70028°W / 38.43917; -122.70028Coordinates: 38°26′21″N 122°42′1″W / 38.43917°N 122.70028°W / 38.43917; -122.70028 [1]

Spring Creek, in Sonoma County, California, is a 6.0-mile-long (9.7 km)[2] stream that rises in the northern part of the Sonoma Mountains[3] within Annadel State Park, draining the western slopes of Taylor Mountain and feeding into Matanzas Creek below the Matanzas Creek Reservoir.[4]

The waters of Spring Creek ultimately reach the Pacific Ocean just south of Jenner, California by way of Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa Creek, the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Mark West Creek, and the Russian River.



  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Spring Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 9, 2011
  3. ^ Santa Rosa Quadrangle, Fifteen minute series, USGS Quadrangle Map, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC (1958)
  4. ^ C.Michael Hogan, John Torrey, Brian McElroy et al., Environmental Impact Report, Southeast Santa Rosa Annexation 2-88, Earth Metrics Inc., Report 7941, California State Clearinghouse, Sacramento, Ca., March 1990

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