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San Diego Creek
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Lower tidal San Diego Creek (foreground), with Upper Newport Bay and Costa Mesa beyond
Country United States
State California
Region Orange County
 - left La Cañada Wash, San Joaquin Wash, Bonita Creek
 - right Bee Canyon Wash, Peters Canyon Wash
Source Santa Ana Mountains
 - location El Toro, Lake Forest
 - elevation 700 ft (213 m)
 - coordinates 33°38′28″N 117°41′03″W / 33.64111°N 117.68417°W / 33.64111; -117.68417
Mouth Upper Newport Bay
 - location Near University of California Irvine
 - elevation ft (0 m)
 - coordinates 33°38′55″N 117°52′28″W / 33.64861°N 117.87444°W / 33.64861; -117.87444
Length 15 mi (24 km)
Basin 112.2 sq mi (291 km²)
Discharge for Campus Drive at Irvine, CA
 - average 61 cu ft/s (2 /s)
 - max 43,500 cu ft/s (1,232 /s)
 - min cu ft/s (0 /s)

San Diego Creek is a small northwest-flowing river in Orange County, California. It is about 15 miles (24 km) long and its watershed covers 112.2 square miles (291 square kilometers) in three cities. Its source is in the Coast Range, but several of its tributaries begin in the Santa Ana Mountains and flow west to the creek. San Diego Creek flows into Upper Newport Bay, a branch of Newport Bay and eventually the Pacific Ocean.

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