East Branch South Fork Eel River

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East Branch South Fork Eel River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
DistrictMendocino County
Physical characteristics
SourceBell Springs Mountain
 ⁃ coordinates39°33′40″N 123°22′16″W / 39.5610°N 123.3711°W / 39.5610; -123.3711
MouthSouth Fork Eel River
 ⁃ coordinates
40°02′25″N 123°28′22″W / 40.0404°N 123.4727°W / 40.0404; -123.4727Coordinates: 40°02′25″N 123°28′22″W / 40.0404°N 123.4727°W / 40.0404; -123.4727
Length25 mi (40 km)
Basin size59 sq mi (150 km2)

The East Branch South Fork Eel River, a tributary of the South Fork Eel River, is formed by the confluence of Cruso Cabin Creek and Elkhorn Creek, in Mendocino County in the U.S. state of California.[1][2] The river is roughly 25 miles (40 km) long, meandering west to its confluence with the South Fork Eel at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area. Major tributaries of the East Branch include Buck Mountain Creek, Squaw Creek, Rays Creek, and Tom Long Creek; the river flows west, turns north, and flows west again, through rugged terrain in the Coast Range of California. The East Branch is the South Fork Eel's largest tributary.

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  • Durham, David L. (2001). Durham's Place Names of the California North Coast: Includes Del Norte, Humbolt, Lake, Mendocino & Trinity Counties. Quill Driver Books. ISBN 1-884995-26-8.