Bear Creek (Santa Ana River tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBear Creek
Map of the Santa Ana River drainage basin
|Main source||Baldwin Lake area
San Bernardino Mountains,
San Bernardino National Forest
|River mouth||Santa Ana River
Seven Oaks Reservoir
2,605 ft (794 m)
|Length||17 mi (27 km)|
It rises near the community of Woodlands, and flows north into Baldwin Lake in the eastern Big Bear Valley. From there it flows west past the town of town of Big Bear City and the city of Big Bear Lake into Bear Valley, where since 1912 it has been impounded by a dam to form Big Bear Lake reservoir.
Downstream of the dam it receives Siberia Creek from the left, and plunges suddenly into a steep and narrow canyon, and empties into the Santa Ana River just upstream of Seven Oaks Dam, which in wet years, impounds water on the Santa Ana River past the Bear Creek confluence.
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