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EL MORITO CREEK. El Morito Creek rises ten miles southeast of Carrizo Springs in west central Dimmit County (at 28°23' N, 99°56' W) and runs northeast for 8½ miles to its mouth on El Moro Creek, two miles southwest of Asherton (at 28°25' N, 99°47' W). The stream rises in flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments and descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Brush and grasses grow in its upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in its lower. The upstream land is surfaced with deep, fine sandy loam, and the downstream soils are predominantly clayey and sandy loams. Morito is Spanish for "little Moor."


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"EL MORITO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.