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WEST NAVIDAD RIVER. The West Navidad River rises 3½ miles southwest of Muldoon in southwestern Fayette County (at 29°48' N, 96°59' W) and flows southeasterly for twenty-three miles to the point where it joins the East Navidad River to form the Navidad River (at 29°36' N, 96°50' W). Throughout the upper half of its course it traverses land surfaced by clay and sandy loams and considered good for pasture and cropland. In its lower reaches, where dense stands of oak, pecan, sycamore, and associated species provide excellent wildlife habitat, the creek flows through low rolling hills subject to periodic flooding. Although water quantity fluctuates widely with the seasons, there are enough natural springs along the stream to keep water in pools even in summer.


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

"WEST NAVIDAD RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.