San Diego Creek

Coordinates: 33°38′55″N 117°52′28″W / 33.64861°N 117.87444°W / 33.64861; -117.87444
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San Diego Creek
San Diego Creek at Alton Parkway in Irvine
Map of the Newport Bay watershed, with San Diego Creek highlighted
CountryUnited States
RegionOrange County
Physical characteristics
SourceSanta Ana Mountains
 - locationEl Toro, Lake Forest
 - coordinates33°38′28″N 117°41′03″W / 33.64111°N 117.68417°W / 33.64111; -117.68417
 - elevation700 ft (210 m)
MouthUpper Newport Bay
 - locationNear University of California Irvine
 - coordinates33°38′55″N 117°52′28″W / 33.64861°N 117.87444°W / 33.64861; -117.87444
 - elevation0 ft (0 m)
Length15 mi (24 km)
Basin size112.2 sq mi (291 km2)
 - locationCampus Drive at Irvine, CA
 - average61 cu ft/s (1.7 m3/s)
 - minimum0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)
 - maximum43,500 cu ft/s (1,230 m3/s)
Basin features
 - leftLa Cañada Wash, San Joaquin Wash, Bonita Creek
 - rightBee Canyon Wash, Peters Canyon Wash

San Diego Creek is a small northwest-flowing river in Orange County, California. It is about 15 miles (24 km) long and its watershed covers 112.2 square miles (291 square kilometers) in three cities. Its source is in the Coast Range, but several of its tributaries begin in the Santa Ana Mountains and flow west to the creek. San Diego Creek flows into Upper Newport Bay, a branch of Newport Bay and eventually the Pacific Ocean.

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