CHAMPION CREEK. Champion Creek rises at the confluence of its north and south forks in Champion Creek Reservoir in central Mitchell County (at 32°19' N, 100°49' W) and runs south for six miles to its mouth on the Colorado River, four miles west of State Highway 208 (at 32°17' N, 100°52' W). The North Fork of Champion Creek rises north of Farm Road 1982 two miles west of the Nolan county line (at 32°30' N, 100°41' W) and runs southwest for twenty-two miles before joining the South Fork of Champion Creek at the upper end of Champion Creek Reservoir, west of the intersection of Farm Road 2319 and State Highway 208 in east central Mitchell County (at 32°19' N, 100°49' W). The South Fork of Champion Creek rises three miles southeast of Bench Mountain in west central Nolan County (at 32°16' N, 100°32' W) and runs west for twenty-nine miles. The creeks traverse flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by expansive clays that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."CHAMPION CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbcqc), accessed May 20, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.