LAGARTO CREEK. Lagarto Creek, also known as Arroyo Lagarto, rises six miles northeast of Freer in north central Duval County (at 28°02' N, 98°27' W) and runs northeast for forty-five miles through McMullen and Live Oak counties to its mouth on Lake Corpus Christi, seventeen miles southeast of George West in southeastern Live Oak County (at 28°09' N, 97°56' W). It rises and travels most of its course in low-rolling to flat terrain with local dissections, then descends to flat terrain with locally shallow depressions. The soils along its length are deep to shallow clay and sandy loams and support scrub brush, cacti, and grasses in the creek's upper reaches and water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses in its lower.
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