Meeker Slough

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Meeker Slough is a slough in Richmond, California, formed by a creek of the same name and drains into the Richmond Inner Harbor, part of San Francisco Bay. The area lies between modern tract housing in the Marina Bay neighborhood and the University of California, Berkeley Richmond Field Station's portion of Western Stege Marsh, which has been cleaned of legacy industrial contamination and restored to a productive tidal salt marsh home to the endangered California Ridgway's rail (Rallus obsoletus). The slough is across from Stege Marsh from which Baxter Creek drains across from a small bay they both form known as Campus Bay. The site is currently undergoing wetlands restoration. [1]

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Meeker Slough is a creek in Richmond, California, that drains from the flatlands of the Marina Bay neighborhood. It empties into Meeker Slough, a marsh of the same name which empties into Campus Bay in the Richmond Inner Harbor. Meeker Slough is a very short creek that drains from a very flat area and has a very small watershed in comparison to neighboring Baxter Creek, San Pablo Creek and Castro Creeks.

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References

  1. UC Berkeley Archived 2007-08-16 at the Wayback Machine , retrieved August 1, 2007