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BECERRA CREEK. Becerra (Becerro) Creek, an intermittent stream, rises four miles southeast of Laredo in southwestern Webb County (at 27°26' N, 99°22' W) and runs southwest for eleven miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, eleven miles south of Laredo (at 27°17' N, 99°29' W). The stream is consecutively dammed to form San Ramon Lake, O'Keefe Lake, and Zachary Lake. It traverses flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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"BECERRA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.