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Tenaja Canyon Creek

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Tenaja Canyon Creek

Tenaja Canyon Creek[1]
Tenaja Canyon
Stream, Valley, Arroyo
Country USA
State California
Region Riverside County
 - right unnamed arroyo from Squaw Mountain highlands, unnamed arroyo from Squaw Mountain highlands
Source at the head of Tenaja Canyon, at the confluence of arroyos from El Potrero del Tenaja, Redonda Mesa and Squaw Mountain highlands.
 - elevation 1,875 ft (572 m)
 - coordinates
Mouth confluence with San Mateo Creek near Fishermans Camp
 - elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
 - coordinates
Length 3.5 mi (6 km)
Map of San Mateo Creek and Arroyo San Onofre drainage basins. San Mateo Creek basin is in dark green.

Tenaja Canyon Creek, a stream or arroyo, tributary to San Mateo Creek, in the Cleveland National Forest in Riverside County, California. Its source is at an altitude of 1875 feet. The creek has its source at the confluence of arroyos from El Potrero del Tenaja, Redonda Mesa and Squaw Mountain highlands.[2] and it flows northwestward 3 1/2 miles down Teneja Canyon to its mouth and its confluence near Fishermans Camp, at an elevation of 1112 feet with San Mateo Creek.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tenaja Canyon Creek
  2. ^ Tenaja Canyon Creek (source), USGS Map Name: Wildomar, CA, Map Center: N33° 30' 18" W117° 21' 46" from accessed on 5/11/2013
  3. ^ Tenaja Canyon, California (mouth), USGS Map Name: Sitton Peak, CA' Map Center: N33° 31' 46" W117° 24' 32", from accessed on 5/11/2013
  4. ^ Beatrice Dawson Wood, Gazetteer of Surface Waters of California, Pacific Coast Basins and Great Basin, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1913, p.217

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