Pacheco Creek (Contra Costa County) Article

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Pacheco Creek is a 3.4-mile-long (5.5 km) [1] waterway in central Contra Costa County, California. [2] It empties into San Pablo Bay.

Pacheco creek boasts a run of chinook salmon and steelhead after periods of rain in the winter and fall.

History

Salvio Pacheco II, born in Monterey was granted the Rancho Monte del Diablo in 1834, and settled there in 1844. The creek is presumably named for him. [3]

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 15, 2011
  2. ^ TopoQuest topographic map, USGS, retrieved July 5, 2008
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of California Geographical Names. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 275. ISBN  9780520266193.

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PACHECO CREEK (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY) Latitude and Longitude:

38°02′40″N 122°05′33″W / 38.044365°N 122.092465°W / 38.044365; -122.092465