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Estuary and Watershed

Defined by low ridges of the Briones Hills descending into San Pablo Bay, the watershed of Refugio Creek extends about three miles southeasterly to an elevation of about six hundred feet.  

San Pablo Bay

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Stand at the mouth of Refugio Creek, look north, and take in the view of ten miles across the 90...


Refugio Valley

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Refugio is one of several creeks draining the low hills of Contra Costa into San Pablo Bay. It flows for...