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Encyclopedia > Cosumnes River
Cosumnes River
Location of the Cosumnes River Watershed
Origin Sierra Nevada (US)
Mouth Sacramento_River_Delta
Basin countries United States
Length 80 mi (129 km)
Source elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Avg. discharge 494 ft³/s (14 m³/s)
Watershed area 1 mi² (2 km²)

The Cosumnes River is a tributary of the Mokelumne River, approximately 80 mi (128.75 km) long, in northern California in the United States. The last undammed river flowing from the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada mountains, the Cosumnes starts as North, Middle and South forks cuting canyons through the El Dorado and Amador County Gold Country vineyards, then passes through southern Sacramento County in the Sacramento Valley, joining with the Mokelumne River in San Joaquin County and emptying into the Sacramento-San_Joaquin_Delta. Image File history File links Watershed. ... The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is almost entirely in eastern California. ... The Sacramento Delta. ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... The source of a river or stream may be a lake, a spring, or a collection of headwaters. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... The Mokelumne River is a river flowing from the Sierras to a confluence with the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley of California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is almost entirely in eastern California. ... Gold Country (also Mother Lode Country) is a region of northeastern California famed for the mines and mineral deposits which so famously brought the 49ers west for the California Gold Rush. ... Sacramento County is a county of the U.S. state of California. ... The California Central Valley Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the state of California. ... The Mokelumne River is a river flowing from the Sierras to a confluence with the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley of California. ... San Joaquin County is a county located in the United States of America in Californias Central Valley, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The Sacramento Delta. ...


Towns and cities along the Cosumnes River include Plymouth, CA, Rancho Murieta, CA, Sloughhouse, CA, Wilton, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Plymouth is a city located in Amador County, California. ... Rancho Murieta is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Wilton is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ... Elk Grove is a census-designated place and a city of 108,000 people in Sacramento County, California, located south of the state capital of Sacramento. ...

Map of the Cosumnes River Watershed

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External links

  • Cosumnes River entry - USGS GNIS (Geographic Names Information System)

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Cosumnes River College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (331 words)
Cosumnes River College is a two-year community college located at the southern edge of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California.
The college is a namesake of the Cosumnes River which flows just a few miles to the south.
The concept for Cosumnes River College was included in a Master Facility Need Study that was approved by the Board of Trustees of the Los Rios Community College District in February of 1967.
Cosumnes River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (104 words)
The Cosumnes River is a tributary of the Mokelumne River, approximately 80 mi (128.75 km) long, in northern California in the United States.
Towns and cities along the Cosumnes River include Plymouth, CA, Rancho Murieta, CA, Sloughhouse, CA, Wilton, CA and Elk Grove, CA.
Cosumnes River entry - USGS GNIS (Geographic Names Information System)
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