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CHARQUITAS CREEK. Charquitas Creek rises five miles southwest of Lagarto in southeastern Live Oak County (at 28°04' N, 97°59' W) and runs east for four miles to its mouth on Lake Corpus Christi, four miles northwest of Sandia (at 28°04' N, 97°55' W). Its name is the diminutive of a Spanish word for pools of water. The surrounding terrain is flat with local shallow depressions and is surfaced by clay and sandy loams and occasional dark clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses, with some mesquite, cacti, and brush along the creek's upper reaches.

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