DRY COMAL CREEK
DRY COMAL CREEK. Dry Comal Creek, formerly Comal Creek, rises near the Valley View community in central Comal County (at 29°48' N, 98°19' W) and runs southeast for 34½ miles to its mouth on the Comal River at New Braunfels (at 29°42' N, 98°08' W). The West Fork of Dry Comal Creek, a tributary, rises near Smithson Valley in central Comal County (at 29°48' N, 98°19' W) and runs southeast for about seventeen miles to its mouth on Dry Comal Creek, 3½ miles northeast of Garden Ridge (at 29°40' N, 98°16' W). These creeks cross an area of the Balcones Escarpment characterized by steep slopes and limestone benches that give a stairstep appearance to the landscape along the creek. Soil in the area is generally dark, calcareous stony clay and clay loam with rock outcroppings, and vegetation consists primarily of live oak and Ashe juniper woods. The stream was the site of one of the first communities in Comal County, the Comal Creek settlement.
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