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Encyclopedia > Collinsville, California

Collinsville is a unincorporated rural community in Solano County, California, USA. It is located next to the Sacramento River Delta on the north side of the Sacramento River, and is effectively separated from the more intense urban development in Contra Costa County immediately across the river. The area was once proposed for a major chemical plant of the Dow Chemical Company in the 1980s[1]. In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Solano County is a county located in central part of the U.S. state of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento and is one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. ... The San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta. ... A spring at the Sacramento River headwater The Sacramento River is the longest river in the state of California. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ... The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW TYO: 4850 ) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan. ...


In 1985 Humphrey the Humpback whale strayed off his migration route and swam by Collinsville, ending up in Rio Vista at which point rescuers from The Marine Mammal Center and other volunteers were able to turn him around in the river channel. The open ocean is natural habitat to Humpback whales Humphrey the whale is arguably the most widely publicized humpback whale in history,[1][2] having errantly entered San Francisco Bay twice, departing from his Mexico to Alaska migration. ... Rio Vista may refer to: Rio Vista, California Rio Vista, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Release of rehabilitated pinnipeds into the Pacific Ocean The Marine Mammal Center is a private non-profit organization centered on rescue, rehabilitation, environmental research and education pertaining to certain species within the pinnipedia, carnivora and cetacea biological orders. ...


  1. ^ C.Michael Hogan and Marc Papineau, Air Quality Impact Analysis of the Proposed Dow Collinsville Plant, prepared by Earth Metrics Incorporated for Solano County (1980)

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