Davis/Davies & Merrill Creeks
Davies Creek, sometimes referred to as Davis Creek, and Merrill Creek are tributaries to the Little Truckee River (3)
as the Stampede Dam
impounds their flows before proceeding to Boca Reservoir
from whence the Little Truckee River (4)
continues its final flow into the Truckee River
Davies Creek meanders through Sardine Valley, once the site of bustling sawmills below the Bald Mountains.
Sardine Valley is a wetlands percolation area contributing to Davies Creek which flows into Stampede Reservoir
at it's northernmost tip. Snow should blanket this area in February, especially the Bald Mountains in the background.
Scant snow on the Bald Mountains in February means Davies Creek won't be much of a tributary to Stampede Reservoir
in the summer.
Davies Creek, a dry Sardine Valley with scant snow on the Bald Mountains (6400-7200') in mid-February, 2015.