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GARCIA CREEK. Garcia Creek rises a half mile southwest of Persimmon Creek in southern Terrell County (at 29°54' N, 102°08' W) and runs southwest five miles to its mouth on Sanderson Canyon, a mile before that canyon meets the Rio Grande (at 29°52' N, 102°10' W). The stream is a small watercourse in an area of many deep and wide canyons and creeks. Garcia Creek sharply dissects massive limestone and crosses variable terrain on hard limestone and limy mud. Soils in the area are generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams and support oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquite.

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