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DERRETT CREEK. Derrett Creek rises just outside the city limits of Rhome in the southeastern corner of Wise County (at 33°03' N, 97°28' W) and runs southwest for 4½ miles. It flowed into the West Fork of the Trinity River until the early 1930s, when its course was diverted to empty into Eagle Mountain Lake, just outside of Newark (at 33°00' N, 97°30' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, traverses an area of undulating to hilly terrain with light to very dark, loamy soils that have an accumulation of lime.

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