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CHINA CREEK (WILBARGER COUNTY)
CHINA CREEK (Wilbarger County). China Creek rises at Harrold in northeastern Wilbarger County (at 34°04' N, 99°03' W) and runs northeast for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Red River, ten miles northeast of Electra in northwestern Wichita County (at 34°08' N, 98°46' W). It was first named Moore's Creek after a worker with the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific Railroad, but when the railroad company went bankrupt the land passed into other hands, and the stream was renamed China Creek for the dense growth of chinaberry trees on its banks. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by silt loams that support mesquite and bunch grasses. China Creek is dammed three miles north of Electra to form a municipally owned reservoir with a capacity of 695 acre-feet.
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