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Encyclopedia > Petaluma River

The Petaluma River is a river in Sonoma County, California. It flows from the farmland northwest of Petaluma, through the heart of Petaluma's old town, on through ten miles of extensive marshes, before reaching the northwest corner of San Pablo Bay. The United States Army Corps of Engineers dredges the river from the San Pablo Bay to Petaluma, ensuring that it remains navigable for gravel-barges and pleasure craft. The extensive wetland marshes provide an important wildlife habitat and fish hatchery. Southerly portions of the Petaluma River form a natural boundary between Marin County and Sonoma County. The Murray River in Australia. ... Sonoma County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, north of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Petaluma is a city located in Sonoma County, California. ... Freshwater marsh in Florida In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... San Pablo Bay is a shallow tidal estuary that forms the northern extension of San Francisco Bay in northern California in the United States. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... Dredging is the process by which either new waterways are created or existing waterways are deepened. ... Self propelled barge carrying bulk crushed stone A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. ... A hatchery is a facility where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions, especially those of fish or poultry. ... Official website: http://www. ...

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