NORTH WICHITA RIVER
NORTH WICHITA RIVER. The North Wichita River rises six miles east of East Afton in northeast Dickens County (at 33°45' N, 100°39' W) at an elevation of 2,410 feet. It begins as an intermittent creek, broadens and flows steadily east after passing into Cottle County, and continues through northeast Dickens, northern King, and southeast Cottle counties. For a short distance it forms the boundary between Foard and Knox counties, dips briefly into eastern Baylor County, and finally joins the South Wichita River in northeast Knox County to form the Wichita River (at 33°43' N, 99°29' W). The confluence is sixteen miles northwest of Seymour. During its 100-mile journey, the river runs mainly through ranchlands and oilfields. The villages of Dumont (Dickens-King counties) and Sneedville (Cottle County) are the only communities on the river's path. The North Wichita, a prominent tributary of the Red River, flows through a lower plains area that is generally gently undulating to rolling; short grasses and scattered mesquite cover sandy and clay loams and clays.
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