QUITAQUE CREEK. Quitaque Creek, a continuous stream in its lower reaches, rises just east of the intersection of Farm roads 788 and 378, twelve miles north of Lockney in northwest Floyd County (at 34°16' N, 101°25' W), and runs thirty-three miles east to its mouth on the North Pease River, sixteen miles north of Matador in Motley County (at 34°15' N, 100°50' W). Upstream, it crosses flat terrain surfaced by quartz sand and silt that support scrub brush and grasses. Downstream, the flood-prone flat land with local shallow depressions is surfaced by sandy and clay loams in which grow water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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