Fremont Weir Wildlife Area

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Fremont Weir is the divide between the Sutter and the Yolo By-Passes, some 6 kilometers (4 miles) southwest of Knights Landing.

Vegetation in the Wildlife Area, which lies on the south (left) bank of the Sacramento River, is a Central Valley riparian association. Sycamore, Platanus racemosa, cottonwood, Populus fremontii, and, on the higher ground, valley oak, Quercus lobata, are the main elements of the overstory. Wild grape, Vitis californica, wild rose, Rosa californica, Dutchman's pipe, Aristolochia californica, and willow, Salix sp., are components of the understory.

A variety of animals is found here including mallards, Anas platyrhynchos, California quail, Lophortyx californicus, red-shouldered hawks, Buteo lineatus, muskrat, Ondatra zibethica, and river otter, Lutra canadensis.

Integrity: There are levees in the area and the understory has been disturbed in the past.

Use: Research, educational, present.

February 1982

Inventory of California Natural Areas
Revision © 2009 Steven Louis Hartman

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