BIG SILVER CREEK
BIG SILVER CREEK. Big Silver Creek rises six miles north of the Nolan-Coke county line and nine miles southwest of Maryneal in southwest Nolan County (at 32°09' N, 100°33' W) and flows northwest, then southwest, for thirty-five miles before emptying into the Colorado River eighteen miles southeast of Colorado City in southeast Mitchell County (at 32°08' N, 100°48' W). The flora along the streambed includes juniper, live oak, mesquite, and various grasses in the upper reaches; hardwoods, scrub brush, and grasses in the mid-section; and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses in the lower reaches. The creekbed begins in steeply sloping terrain with benches, continues through flat to rolling terrain with local scarps, and ends in flat terrain with locally shallow depressions and an expansive clay surface.