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CARRIZO CREEK (Dimmit County). Carrizo Creek rises eight miles southwest of Carrizo Springs in western Dimmit County (at 28°22' N, 99°57' W) and runs northeast for fifteen miles to its mouth on Soldier Slough, four miles east of Carrizo Springs (at 28°34' N, 99°48' W). The name is Spanish for the cane grass or reed grass that once grew in the area. The creek rises in flat to rolling terrain surfaced by deep, fine, sandy loam that supports brush and grasses, then descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.

Carrizo Springs Javelin, May 1, 1930, Centennial Edition, October 28, 1980.

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