Cheney Gulch runs along Highway 1 from Bodega to Bodega Bay, emptying
into the coastal wetlands of the Bay behind Doran Beach. This small
watershed has a remnant population of steelhead trout and provides
vital habitat functions as an estuary as it enters Bodega Bay. Most
of the land is occupied as cattle pasture, though sections of the
Bodega Harbor subdivision and golf course are also part of the watershed.
Two retired gravel quarries are located along Cheney Gulch, and
an Aggregate Corporation considering opening a large open pit mine
in the watershed along Quinlan Gulch. To read about this gravel
mine issue, visit Savebayhill.org.
CHG011: Just upstream of the Hwy.1 bridge over Cheney Gulch
across the street from the bird watch trail and wastewater treatment
CHG015: On the south side of Hwy 1 just east of the entrance
to Bodega Bay Harbor.
CHG029: Just below confluence with Quinlan Gulch on Bodega
QNG011: Confluence of Quinlan Gulch and Cheney Gulch.
HMD011: Stormwater discharge from the existing Hagemann Quarry.