OLD RIVER (VICTORIA COUNTY)
OLD RIVER (Victoria County). Old River, a former bed of the Guadalupe River, is ten miles northeast of the San Antonio River in southern Victoria County. Although it was joined with the Guadalupe as late as 1936, the old course is no longer part of the river. Its intermittent waters lie stagnant between its beginning at the Victoria Barge Canal (at 28°38' N, 96°56' W) to its end just beyond the Victoria-Calhoun county line (at 28°36' N, 96°54' W), a distance of four miles. Old River is in an area where the terrain varies from low and rolling to flat, with local dissection. Vegetation consists primarily of scrub brush, cacti, and grasses in soil composed of deep to shallow sandy clay loams.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Old River (Victoria County)," accessed May 05, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rno05.
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