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WATER CANYON CREEK. Water Canyon Creek is the intermittent runoff from Water Canyon, which rises 13½ miles southeast of Dickens in east central Dickens County (at 33°34' N, 100°36' W) and runs northeast for six miles to its mouth on the South Wichita River one mile west of the King county line (at 33°36' N, 100°32' W). Because the shallow silt of this fairly rugged terrain supports only mesquite and grasses, its use has been limited to rangeland. The canyon is so called because of standing water found in the normally dry drainage bed after rains.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"WATER CANYON CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.