Wallace Creek

Fault Movement Pulls A Stream Off Its Course!

Map data: 2013 Google, 2013 DigitalGlobe

Location of Wallace Creek

in the Carrizo Plain, south of Bakersfield, CA.

35.2 latitude, -119.8 longitude

 

The San Andreas Fault

moves through this area.  

Wallace Creek flows directly across the path of the fault.  After years of the fault slowly moving, the creek has moved with it, breaking the path of the creek.

 

See the Creek Bend!

 

Follow Wallace Creek downstream and see how the San Andreas Fault moves the creek off its course.