PERDIZ CREEK. Perdiz Creek rises in Cuesta del Burro four miles southeast of Farm Road 2810 in north central Presidio County (at 30°07' N, 104°20' W) and flows southeasterly for twenty-four miles to its mouth on Alamito Creek, just southeast of Perdiz on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (at 30°01' N, 103°59' W). Matonosa Creek flows into Perdiz Creek two miles before its mouth. The course of Perdiz Creek crosses desert mountain terrain, canyonland of volcanic rock, and wash deposits of sand and gravels. The soils in the area are generally light reddish-brown to brown sand and clay loam, often rough and stony. The vegetation consists primarily of sparse grasses, cacti, and desert shrubs. The creek was named for the community.
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