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BURRO CREEK. Burro Creek rises seven miles southeast of Catarina in southeastern Dimmit County (at 28°16' N, 99°31' W) and runs northwest for five miles to its mouth on San Roque Creek, two miles southeast of Catarina (at 28°19' N, 99°35' W). It descends from an area of rolling hills to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, and grasses upstream and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses downstream. Four miles southeast of Catarina the stream is dammed to form Burro Lake, which has a capacity of 3,500 acre-feet, is owned by R. W. Briggs, Jr., and is used for irrigation.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"BURRO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.