List of rivers of California: Wikis

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Map of some major California rivers

List of rivers in California (U.S. state), grouped by location.

Contents

Far North Coast

Rivers and streams between the Oregon border and Humboldt Bay that empty into the Pacific Ocean (arranged north to south; tributaries with those entering nearest the sea first)

Tributaries of Humboldt Bay

Primary streams entering Humboldt Bay are listed north to south beginning north of the entrance to the bay and continuing in a clockwise direction. Tributaries entering nearest the bay are listed first. For a detailed listing of minor creeks and sloughs that drain into the bay and ultimately to the Pacific Ocean, see the Humboldt Bay article.[1][2]

  • Jolly Giant Creek
  • Jacoby Creek
  • Eureka Slough
    • Freshwater Slough
      • Freshwater Creek
  • Elk River (California)
  • Salmon Creek (Northern Humboldt County)

North Coast

Rivers and streams between Humboldt Bay and the Golden Gate that empty into the Pacific Ocean (arranged north to south; tributaries with those entering nearest the sea first):

For details of the Sonoma and Marin coasts, see List of watercourses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tributaries of San Francisco Bay

Streams that empty into San Francisco Bay or its tributary bays (arranged clockwise, starting at the north side of the Golden Gate; tributaries are listed from north to south where known, otherwise alphabetically).

For additional detail on Bay Area creeks, see List of watercourses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Tulare Lake

    • Tulare Lake Basin—this region would overflow into the San Joaquin River during flood years
      • Kings River
        • North Fork Kings River
        • Middle Fork Kings River
          • Blue Canyon Creek
          • Lost Canyon Creek
          • Kennedy Creek
          • Dougherty Creek
          • Goddard Creek
          • Cartridge Creek
          • Dusy Creek
        • South Fork Kings River (This is the actual river that flows through Kings Canyon)
          • Roaring River
            • Sugarloaf Creek
            • Ferguson Creek
          • Bubbs Creek
          • Gardiner Creek
          • Woods Creek
      • Kaweah River
        • North Fork Kaweah River
        • Middle Fork Kaweah River
          • Paradise Creek
        • East Fork Kaweah River
      • Tule River
        • North Fork Tule River
        • Middle Fork Tule River
          • North Fork Middle Fork Tule River
        • South Fork Tule River
      • Kern River


For additional detail on Bay Area creeks, see List of watercourses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mono Lake

Rivers draining into saline and endorheic Mono Lake in eastern California, from north and proceeding counterclockwise:

  • Cottonwood Creek
  • Rancheria Gulch
  • Wilson Creek
  • Mill Creek
    • Dechambeau Creek
    • Deer Creek
    • Lundy Lake reservoir
    • South Fork Mill Creek
      • Lake Canyon Creek
  • Lee Vining Creek
    • Beartrack Creek
    • Gibbs Canyon Creek
    • Warren Fork Lee Vining Creek
      • West Fork Warren Fork Lee Vining Creek
    • Glacier Canyon Creek
      • Mine Creek
    • Saddlebag Creek
  • Rush Creek
    • Walker Creek
    • Parker Creek
      • Alger Creek
    • Reversed Creek
      • Fern Creek
      • Yost Creek
    • Crest Creek
  • Dry Creek

Central Coast

Rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean between the Golden Gate and Point Arguello, arranged in order from north to south.

For details of the San Mateo coast, see List of watercourses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

South Coast

Rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Point Arguello, arranged from north to south:

See also List of rivers of Orange County, California.

Tributaries of the Gulf of California

Rivers that empty into the Gulf of California:

Carrizo Plain

The Carrizo Plain is a large enclosed valley near the Central Coast which drains into Soda Lake.

  • Wallace Creek

Salton Sea

Rivers that empty into the Salton Sea:

Great Basin

Rivers in the Great Basin, arranged roughly north to south:

References

  1. ^ Klamath Resource Information System (KRIS), KRIS Humboldt Bay, URL retrieved November 11, 2007
  2. ^ Humboldt Bay Harbor District, Wetlands, Streams, Riparian Areas, and Watershed Areas, URL retrieved November 12, 2007

External links

See also


Simple English

The following is a list of rivers in California, by location:

Contents

Far North Coast

Rivers and streams between the Oregon border and Humboldt Bay that empty into the Pacific Ocean:

  • Smith River
    • Rowdy Creek
  • Klamath River
    • Trinity River
    • Salmon River
    • Scott River
    • Shasta River
  • Redwood Creek (Humboldt County)
  • Little River (Humboldt County)
  • Mad River
    • Maple Creek (California)

Tributaries of Humboldt Bay

  • Jolly Giant Creek
  • Jacoby Creek
  • Eureka Slough
    • Freshwater Slough
      • Freshwater Creek
  • Elk River (California)
  • Salmon Creek (Northern Humboldt County)

North Coast

Rivers and streams between Humboldt Bay and the Golden Gate that empty into the Pacific Ocean:

  • Eel River:
    • Van Duzen River:
      • Yaeger Creek
    • Bull Creek (Humboldt County)
  • Bear River (Humboldt County)
  • Mattole River
  • Noyo River
  • Big River
  • Albion River
  • Navarro River
  • Garcia River
  • Gualala River:
    • Wheatfield Fork
  • Russian River

Tributaries of San Francisco Bay

Streams that empty into San Francisco Bay or its tributary bays, from north to south:

  • Petaluma River
  • Sonoma Creek
  • Napa River
  • Sacramento River:
    • Pit River
      • McCloud River
      • Hat Creek
      • Burney Creek
      • Fall River
    • Clear Creek
    • Cow Creek
    • Cottonwood Creek
    • Battle Creek
    • Mill Creek
    • Deer Creek
    • Big Chico Creek
    • Stony Creek
    • Butte Creek
    • Feather River
      • Fall River
      • Yuba River
      • Bear River
    • Dry Creek
    • American River
      • Rubicon River
        • Gerle Creek
      • Silver Creek
      • Slab Creek
    • Putah Creek
    • Cache Creek
    • Cache Slough
      • Miner Slough
      • Lindsey Slough
      • Lookout Slough
      • Steamboat Slough
      • Ulatis Creek
        • Horse Creek
  • San Joaquin River:
    • Mokelumne River
      • Cosumnes River
      • Bear River
    • Calaveras River
    • Stanislaus River
    • Tuolumne River
      • Clavey River
    • Merced River
    • Chowchilla River
    • Fresno River
    • Big Creek
    • Tulare Lake Basin—this region would overflow into the San Joaquin River during flood years
      • Kings River
      • Kaweah River
      • Tule River
      • Kern River
  • Pinole Creek
  • Alameda Creek
  • Coyote Creek
  • Guadalupe River
  • Stevens Creek
  • San Francisquito Creek
  • Redwood Creek (San Mateo County)
  • San Mateo Creek

Central Coast

Rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean between the Golden Gate and Point Arguello, from north to south:

  • San Gregorio Creek
  • Pescadero Creek
  • San Lorenzo River
    • Carbonera Creek
    • Zayante Creek
      • Bean Creek
  • Pajaro River
    • San Benito River
  • Elkhorn Slough
  • Salinas River
    • Estrella River
    • Nacimiento River
    • San Antonio River
  • Carmel River
  • Little Sur River
  • Big Sur River
    • Pfeiffer-Redwood Creek
  • San Luis Obispo Creek
  • Santa Maria River
    • Cuyama River
    • Sisquoc River
  • Santa Ynez River

South Coast

Rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Point Arguello, from north to south:

Tributaries of the Gulf of California

Rivers that empty into the Gulf of California:

  • Colorado River

Salton Sea

Rivers that empty into the Salton Sea:

  • Alamo River
  • New River
  • San Gorgonio River
  • Whitewater River

Great Basin

Rivers in the Great Basin:

  • Amargosa River
  • Carson River
  • Lost River
  • Mojave River
  • Owens River
    • Rock Creek
    • Big Pine Creek
    • Bishop Creek
  • Susan River
  • Truckee River
    • Little Truckee River
  • Walker River


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