Salinas river is 155 miles long. The river is fed by the major
tributaries the Namcimento and San Antonio Rivers in the southern
end of the Salinas Valley. The Salinas River is the primary water
source for the Salinas
valley farms and vineyards. In Monterey County
the Salinas river is fed by the Arroyo Seco River. The Salinas
River is a shallow river with most of its water flow running underground.
The river is the longest underground river in America. The
Salinas River National Refuge is great spot
for birding, located adjacent to the Salinas River State Beach
near Moss Landing. The Salinas river does not run directly into
Monterey Bay. The Salinas River flows into the Monterey bay with
the help of a man made channel and is also diverted into the OLD
Salinas River channel that flows into
the Moss Landing harbor.
Salinas river does not run directly into the Monterey bay instead
the river feeds this large lagoon and from this lagoon it flows
into the bay with the help of two man made channels.