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DUGOUT CREEK. Dugout Creek rises a half mile east of U.S. Highway 90 and three miles southwest of Cathedral Mountain in north central Brewster County (at 30°17' N, 103°26' W) and runs southeast for 21½ miles to its mouth in Rock House Gap on Maravillas Creek, four miles southeast of Black Peak (at 30°04' N, 103°24' W). It traverses an area of steep to gentle slopes, surfaced by variable soils that support scrub brush and sparse grasses. The creek is intermittent for all but the last 1½ miles of its length, where it flows perennially through steep, rocky land surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support Mexican buckeye, walnut, persimmon, desert willow, scrub brush, and grasses.


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"DUGOUT CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.