Deer Creek Bridges – Elevations & History

From the highest elevation to lowest, here are views of bridges crossing Deer Creek along with some history. Boulder Street Bridge, Nevada City – Elevation 2,512′  (Near Lefty’s Grill & the Stone House) Pine Street Bridge, Nevada City – Elevation 2,445′   Tribute Trail  – Angkula Seo  Suspension Bridge – Elevation 2,400′ (built by Seattle Bridge LLC) Tribute Trail – … Read More

Crayfish – Aquatic Groundskeepers

Crayfish are freshwater crustaceans related to shrimp, lobster, and crabs. They’re all decapods—having ten legs. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the native range for the Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) is the Columbia River’s lower estuary. The range goes northwest and through tributaries that reach into British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Historical records say crayfish were first introduced to … Read More

Apparel – Love your Creek

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Nevada County Geology – Gold Formation

Tectonic Plates & Continent Formation The story of Deer Creek begins with the formation of the continent. It was during this phase of geologic time that gold was created. Smartville Block About 160 million years ago, the ocean floor of the Farallon oceanic plate began sinking below the North American Plate. Tremendous subduction forces heated and drove mineral-rich water through … Read More

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 … Read More