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SAND CREEK (Collingsworth County). Sand Creek rises near Wellington in southeastern Collingsworth County (at 34°54' N, 100°10' W) and flows east for eight miles into the Salt Fork of the Red River (at 34°52' N, 100°03' W). The stream originates flat to gently sloping terrain surfaced by in loose sand that supports scrub brush and grasses along its banks and passes through a section of somewhat steep slopes with shallow to moderately deep silt loams and some mesquite before terminating in rolling to steeply sloped terrain. The soil at the stream's mouth varies from shallow clay loams to stony areas, and juniper, cacti, and sparse grasses line its banks. The creek was once part of the Rocking Chair Ranch properties. It forms two reservoirs, Atteberry and Allred-Sessions lakes, which provide water and recreation for the Wellington-Dodson area.

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