DOWDY CREEK. Dowdy Creek rises in a stock tank on land originally granted to Richard Dowdy four miles southeast of Weimar in western Colorado County (at 29°39' N, 96°41' W) and runs southeast for 4½ miles, passing through the Oak Grove community before reaching its mouth on Miller Creek (at 29°37' N, 96°38' W). It traverses a densely wooded area with deep, fine sandy loam soils, which, when cleared, are suitable for both pasture and agriculture. The stream skirts the northern edge of the Hamel oilfield. The generally flat land in the area is used primarily for oil production, unimproved pasture, and wildlife habitat.
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