WEST SANDY CREEK (COLORADO COUNTY)
WEST SANDY CREEK (Colorado County). The West Sandy Creek system, also known as the South Prong of Sandies Creek, rises in a tank just southeast of the intersection of Interstate Highway 10 and Farm Road 155, in the southeast corner of Weimar in southwest Colorado County (at 29°41' N, 96°46' W) and flows southeast for 34½ miles, briefly crossing into Lavaca County and gathering waters from Coppers Creek, Urmey Branch, Sand Branch, Parker Creek, Wolf Branch, Sawmill Branch, Pin Oak Creek, Big Sandy Branch, and Panther Branch, to its mouth, where it joins the Middle Sandy Creek system to form Sandy Creek (at 29°23' N, 96°34' W). For the first five miles West Sandy Creek flows through improved pasture where some grain is grown. Most of its remaining course is through deep and fine loamy sands, which, except for scattered clearings, are densely wooded with mixed oaks and yaupon and known locally as "the post oaks." This area is used primarily for the production of oil and gas from the East Shimek, Sheridan, and Garwood West fields; as unimproved pasture for cattle; and as wildlife habitat that attracts hunters from a wide area. The stream banks are occasionally heavily eroded and range to twenty feet in depth. Stream bottoms show wide accumulations of finely washed sand.
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