Mission Creek Watershed is the upper portion of the larger Laguna
Creek Watershed located in Fremont. The entire Laguna Creek
Watershed drains into the southeastern end of the San Francisco Bay
at Mud Slough. Mission Creek flows from the hills and then
meanders toward Lake Elizabeth, where it branches into Laguna Creek
and Irvington Creek.
Mission Creek Watershed showing
elevation and tributaries.
spring is located on the north slope of Mount Allison (810 m), which
is considered its headwaters. It flows north and northwest, parallel
to the Mill Creek Fault. It flows adjacent to Mill Creek Rd toward
Mission Blvd where it is dissected by the Mission Fault. It flows
behind Mission San Jose High School, Chadbourne Elementary, and
Hopkins Junior High on its way to Lake Elizabeth. At Lake Elizabeth
it is diverted to the south and feeds into Laguna and Irvington
Creeks, which flows into Mud Slough and then into San Francisco Bay.
Mission Creek has a total stretch of approximately 12.8 km. There
are 5 tributaries in the upper reaches, including Vargas Creek which
flows into Mission Creek close to the intersection of Highway 680
and Mission Blvd.
Watershed in blue, within the Laguna Creek Watershed that flows
toward the San Francisco Bay.