Deer Creek Water Origins, Resource Management & Recreation

The origin of Deer Creek water begins in two places; in the 1850s and at a 6,000 ft. elevation. 1850: Water Business Birthed in the West Placer miners needed water for rockers; hydraulic miners needed it to move mountains. The first miner’s ditch, to which PG&E traces its tap root, was built in 1850 by The Rock Creek Water Company. …

Geography of Deer Creek

The Total Length of Deer Creek is Approximately 34 Miles At 3100 feet elevation, the North and South Forks of Deer Creek meet. It flows into Scotts Flat Reservoir at 3069 feet. Deer Creek travels through Nevada City, (2300′) then drops down into Lake Wildwood (1200′). From there, it descends 1100 feet where it converges with the Yuba River below Englebright …