List of rivers of California

List of rivers of California

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

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)
*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

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. See the Humboldt Bay article for a detailed listing of minor creeks and sloughs that drain into the bay and ultimately to the Pacific Ocean. [Klamath Resource Information System (KRIS), [http://www.krisweb.com/krishumboldtbay/krisdb/html/krisweb/index.htm KRIS Humboldt Bay] , URL retrieved November 11, 2007] [Humboldt Bay Harbor District, [http://www.humboldtbay.org/harbordistrict/documents/hbmp-deir2006/Ch%209%20-%20Wetlands%20Streams%20and%20Riparian.pdf Wetlands, Streams, Riparian Areas, and Watershed Areas] , URL retrieved November 12, 2007]
*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):

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

"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."

*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
***Forbes 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

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

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."

*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

outh Coast

Rivers that empty into the Pacific Ocean southeast of Point Arguello, arranged from north to south:
*Ventura River
*Santa Ynez River
*Santa Clara River
**Castaic Creek
**Piru Creek
**Sespe Creek
*Malibu Creek
*Los Angeles River
**Tujunga Wash
**Arroyo Seco
**Rio Hondo
*San Gabriel River
*Santa Ana River
**Lytle Creek
**Mill Creek
**San Jacinto River (drains into Lake Elsinore but can overflow into the Santa Ana)
*Santa Margarita River
*Aliso Creek
*Salt Creek
*San Juan Creek
*San Diego River
*San Luis Rey River
*San Dieguito River
*Sweetwater River
*Otay River
*Tijuana River

Tributaries of the Gulf of California

Rivers that empty into the Gulf of California:
*Colorado River

alton Sea

Rivers that empty into the Salton Sea:
*Alamo River
*New River
*San Gorgonio River
*Whitewater River
* Salt Creek
* Chino Canyon Creek

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

References

External links

* [http://www.friendsoftheriver.org/CaliforniaRivers Friends of the River - California Rivers]
* [http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/newcara California Rivers Assessment]
* [http://www.caliriver.com Popular Rafting River in California]

ee also

*List of rivers of the United States


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