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DONALSON CREEK. Donalson Creek, a spring-fed stream that is intermittent in its upper reaches, rises a mile south of Knight Mountain and two miles southwest of U.S. Highway 190/183 in southwestern Lampasas County (at 31°09' N, 98°21' W) and runs southeast for nine miles to its mouth on Bean Creek, just below Reservoir Number 2 and 4½ miles west of Lampasas (at 31°04' N, 98°15' W). A mile downstream from its source the creek has been dammed to form Reservoir Number 1. It crosses an area of the Grand Prairie characterized by steep slopes and limestone benches that often give a stairstep appearance to the landscape. Soils in the area are generally shallow sandy and clay loams that support grasses and open stands of live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper.


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

"DONALSON CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.