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NORTH PRONG OF THE MEDINA RIVER. The North Prong of the Medina River rises four miles northwest of the Lost Maples State Natural Area in northwestern Bandera County (at 29°54' N, 99°34' W) and runs southeast for thirty-four miles to its mouth on the West Prong of the Medina River, just west of Medina (at 29°48' N, 99°15' W). The North Prong is intermittent in its upper reaches and is fed by a number of small streams, most significantly, Brewington, Rocky, Wallace, and Benton creeks. The stream initially traverses flat to rolling terrain with shallow, stony soils; towards its mouth it crosses an area of steep slopes and benches with shallow clay loams. Local vegetation includes oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses.


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"NORTH PRONG OF THE MEDINA RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.