Pacheco Creek (Contra Costa County)

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Pacheco Creak is named after Salvio Pacheco, a Californio ranchero, who owned Rancho Monte del Diablo. Salvio Pacheco.jpg
Pacheco Creak is named after Salvio Pacheco, a Californio ranchero, who owned Rancho Monte del Diablo.

Pacheco Creek is a 3.4-mile-long (5.5 km) [1] waterway in central Contra Costa County, California. [2] It empties into Suisun Bay.

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The creek has a run of chinook salmon and steelhead trout after periods of rain in the winter and fall.

History

Salvio Pacheco, a Californio ranchero and military officer, was granted the Rancho Monte del Diablo in 1834, and settled there in 1844. The creek is named for him. [3]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 15, 2011
  2. TopoQuest topographic map, USGS, retrieved July 5, 2008
  3. Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of California Geographical Names. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 275. ISBN   9780520266193.

Coordinates: 38°02′40″N122°05′33″W / 38.044365°N 122.092465°W / 38.044365; -122.092465