Green Valley Creek

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Green Valley Creek
AtascaderoCreekPICT2735.JPG
Green Valley Creek below the Atascadero Creek confluence
Green Valley Creek is located in California
Green Valley Creek
Location of the mouth of Green Valley Creek in California
Location
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
RegionSonoma County
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ location2 mi (3 km) north of Camp Meeker, California
 ⁃ coordinates38°27′25″N 122°57′0″W / 38.45694°N 122.95000°W / 38.45694; -122.95000[1]
 ⁃ elevation645 ft (197 m)
MouthRussian River
 ⁃ location
2 mi (3 km) north of Forestville, California
 ⁃ coordinates
38°30′17″N 122°54′31″W / 38.50472°N 122.90861°W / 38.50472; -122.90861Coordinates: 38°30′17″N 122°54′31″W / 38.50472°N 122.90861°W / 38.50472; -122.90861[1]
 ⁃ elevation
43 ft (13 m)[1]
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ rightAtascadero Creek, Purrington Creek

Green Valley Creek is a 10.7-mile-long (17.2 km)[2] stream in Sonoma County, California, United States, which springs from the hills above the Bohemian Grove and is a tributary of the Russian River.

Course[edit]

Green Valley Creek originates on a ridge east of Bohemian Grove, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the town of Camp Meeker. It descends initially to the east, crossing under Green Valley Road, then following the road southeastward for about 1.5 miles (2 km), then crossing under it again. After continuing further to the southeast, the creek curves northward to a confluence with Purrington Creek about 1.5 miles (2 km) west of the town of Graton. It continues generally northward, crossing Green Valley Road a third time to reach a confluence with Atascadero Creek, then crossing Ross Station Road. After a westward jog, the creek resumes its northward course, crossing State Route 116 west of the town of Forestville. It follows Martinelli Road north to the town of Rio Dell, where it empties into the Russian River.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Green Valley Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 9, 2011