Burdell Island

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Burdell Island
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Burdell Island
Geography
Location Northern California
Coordinates 38°09′22″N122°33′17″W / 38.15611°N 122.55472°W / 38.15611; -122.55472 (Burdell Island) [1] Coordinates: 38°09′22″N122°33′17″W / 38.15611°N 122.55472°W / 38.15611; -122.55472 (Burdell Island) [1]
Adjacent bodies of water Petaluma River
Highest elevation52 ft (15.8 m) [1]
Administration
United States
StateFlag of California.svg  California
County Marin
Burdell Island on a 1954 USGS topographic map. Burdell Island, USGS map CA Petaluma Creek 294065 1954 24000.png
Burdell Island on a 1954 USGS topographic map.

Burdell Island (or Mira Monte) [2] is a former island in the Petaluma River, upstream of San Pablo Bay (an embayment of San Francisco Bay). [3] [4] While it was previously surrounded by water and swampland, it is now surrounded mostly by dry land (although it remains much higher than surrounding land). It is part of Marin County, California. [5] Its coordinates are 38°09′22″N122°33′17″W / 38.15611°N 122.55472°W / 38.15611; -122.55472 (Burdell Island) [1] , and the United States Geological Survey gave its elevation as 52 ft (16 m) in 1981. [1] It appears in a 1954 USGS map of the region. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burdell Island
  2. "All aboard for a river tour". Petaluma Argus-Courier. Petaluma, California. 1992-06-05. p. 17.
  3. "Petaluma River History". Petaluma Argus-Courier. Petaluma, California. 1965-10-21. p. 10.
  4. "Indians Left Mark Until 1955". Petaluma Argus-Courier. Petaluma, California. 1955-08-17. p. 34.
  5. "Marinites will decide open space measure". Petaluma Argus-Courier. Petaluma, California. 1992-05-27. p. 13.
  6. United States Geological Survey (1954). "Petaluma Quadrangle, California" (Map). United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey. 1:62500.