>Deer Creek

Deer Creek


Region Code: 
DC
Area: 
218.68 km2

The headwaters of Deer Creek stem from the Sierra Nevada foothills at 4000’ elevation. The creek winds its way though pine forests, oak woodlands, towns and pastures. At 600’ elevation and 34 miles from its source, Deer Creek joins the Yuba River. Hydraulic mining debris remains from past gold-mining operations. Friends of Deer Creek conducts water quality monitoring within the subwatershed.