The Sacramento River is one of the two major rivers flowing into the north end of San Francisco Bay. Fed by the snowmelt from Mount Shasta, the river flows south past Dunsmuir into Shasta Lake. Below Shasta Dam, it flows through Redding and Red Bluff and west of Chico. It joins Butte Creek near Colusa, the Feather River outside of Sacramento and the American River at the center of that city. From there it flows southwesterly until joined by the San Joaquin River near Pittsburg. The mingled waters of the two rivers then flow west into San Pablo Bay and ultimately San Francisco Bay.