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ROCKY CREEK (Dimmit County). Rocky Creek rises eight miles northwest of Carrizo Springs in western Dimmit County (at 28°34' N, 100°01' W) and flows northeast for thirteen miles before emptying into Peña Creek two miles southwest of Crystal City in southern Zavala County (at 28°40' N, 99°52' W). The creek rises in flat to rolling land and descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. Mesquite, grasses, and cacti grow in its upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in its lower. The soil surface is dark clay upstream and clay and sandy loams at the mouth.

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