We’re approaching mid-January, the time of year when the Following Deer Creek (FDC) Project first came into being (2017). Like the Earth circling around the Sun and the planetary water cycle, we’ve completed a journey. I set out to tell the story of the Deer Creek watershed from its tectonic and cultural origins to the people and animals who live … Read More
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 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
Nevada County love your watershed, love your home, inspire conversations! Buy locally themed art & apparel. visit Life on the Creek Store Five dollars from every sale helps fund the documentary project.
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
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