Davis isn't completely flat because it sits on an ancient alluvial fan of Putah Creek. West and North Davis are highest, with a gradual decline as you head East and South.

See also: Geography, Geology, Soil

Units are meters above mean sea level


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2008-06-28 02:53:07   Wouldn't this mean that Davis isn't level? I mean, a cliff face can be flat, it's just not level. —JoePomidor

2008-06-28 08:34:32   Well, looking at the above, it's not a flat gradient, so it is neither flat nor level. —JabberWokky

2012-02-10 17:21:01   A fifteen meter difference in FIVE MILES? Man, that qualifies as FLAT for most folks! When I first came to Davis (in 1968), we used to joke that the dirt piled wherever the University was excavating for their next building was "Mount Davis"! Of course, it moved around from time to time. After they built the railroad overcrossing at Covell, we finally had a permanent "Mount Davis" and the joke slowly died out. —LoisRichter

  • Oh ... I've always called that "Mount Covell!" —DougWalter