Easton Creek

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Easton Creek
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Easton Creek channel as it approaches the bay
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Location of the mouth of Easton Creek in California
Country United States
State California
Region San Mateo County
City Burlingame
Physical characteristics
  location San Mateo County, California
29 ft (8.8 m)

Easton Creek is a short eastward-flowing stream whose watershed originates in Burlingame's foothills in San Mateo County, California, United States. [1] The creek runs south of the Mills Creek and north of the Sanchez Creek watercourses respectively. [1]

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Mills Creek (San Mateo County) River in California, United States

Mills Creek is a short eastward-flowing stream whose watershed originates in and around Mills Canyon Park in Burlingame's foothills in San Mateo County, California, United States. The creek runs south of Millbrae Creek and north of Easton Creek watercourses respectively.


The creek is predominantly underground with storm drains through the hills and residential flatlands of Burlingame, roughly following Canyon Road and Easton Drive. Starting at the Caltrain tracks, towards the former marshlands adjacent the San Francisco Bay, it is culverted or channelized into the bay. [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 Easton Creek, Museum of California, access date 12-06-2013